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Protoceratidae sp. Tooth

This fossilized mammal tooth was laying in some gravel about 3 ft below the water-line. Although not conclusive, the tooth might belong to a member of the family Protoceratidae which was a group of animals resembling deer but more closely related to Camels. They had the distinguishing characteristic of a “slingshot” shaped horn on their snout.
Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Species Protoceratidae sp.
Age Miocene Epoch
Formation Calvert Formation
Category Land Mammal
Length 3/4 inches

ID1500
Memberxiphodan
Date Added3/30/2005

  

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