Fossil archaeotherium maxilla and mandibles

Description: Archaeotherium was a pig like animal whose narrow head was covered in numerous knobs. From the shape of its teeth it is thought Archaeotherium could eat nearly anything from tubers (plants like potatoes) to dead animals. This specimen consists of the upper (maxilla) and lower (mandible, or dentary) jaws. These animals could be found in Colorado and China from deposits dating from the Oligocene, or about 38 to 25 million years ago.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Animals, Fossil
Paleontology -- Oligocene
Mammals, Fossil -- Colorado
Mammals, Fossil -- China

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