UINTATHERIUM Skeleton cast replica reproduction
Uintatherium ("Beast of the Uinta Mountains") is an extinct genus of herbivorous mammal that lived during the Eocene epoch.
Rare and exotic Dinocerata mammal of Eocene Uinta Colorado.
Uintatherium Skeleton Rare and exotic dinocerta mammal of Eocene Uinta Colorado. Gunma MNH (Japan).
Uintatherium is an extinct genus of mammals. Fossil remains were discovered near Fort Bridger, Wyoming. This was a large browsing animal, about the size of a rhinoceros. What was most unusual about Uintatherium was its skull which was large and strongly built. Uintatherium had a flat, concave skull a feature not found in any other mammal, save, perhaps in some brontotheres. Its cranial capacity was exceptionally small due the walls of the cranium being tremendously thick. The weight of the skull was mitigated by numerous sinuses permeating the walls of the cranium, like those in an elephant's skull. The large upper canines were apparently formidable defensive weapons and were larger in males than in females.
Uintatherium mounted skeleton measures: 114in (2.89 m) length.
Length of skull.29x13/74x33cm.
Item code: S114
The skulls of the males bore six prominent knob-like ossicones (horn-like or antler-like protuberance) which grew from the frontal region of the skull. The function of these structures is unknown. They may have been of used for defense or display. Uintatherium lived during the early to middle portions of the Eocene. It was an herbivore, eating leaves, grasses and shrubs. Uintatherium lived near water and used its sabre-like canines to pluck the aquatic and marsh plants which comprised its diet. It became extinct by climatic changes and competition with brontotheres, and true and hyrachodont rhinocerii without leaving any descendants.
Skull and skeleton cast replica
Mammal amblypod of the Eocene Uinta Formation of Colorado.
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Available mounted: $24,000 or $18,000.00 unmounted (plus shipping)
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