Titanothere Brontotherium Megacerops Fossil Teeth Jaw cast replica
The Titanotheres (also known as brontotheres) are extinct family of large, rhinoceros-like mammals that were ancestors of the horse, rhinoceros, and tapir. Titanotheres had horn-like structures on their snout; bony knobs protruded from their skull and were covered with thick skin. Males had larger knobs than females. These herbivores ate soft forest vegetation and were up to 8 feet (2.5 m) tall at the shoulder. Titanotheres had a tiny brain, only as big as a fist. They had four hoofed toes on each front foot and three hoofed toes on each rear foot They lived from the early Eocene until the middle Oligocene (from 58-30 million years ago). Some Titanotheres include Brontops &, Brontotherium (both 8 ft tall, from North America), Dolichorhinus (4 ft tall, from North America), Eotitanops (1.5 ft tall, from North America and Asia), and Embolotherium (8 ft tall, from Mongolia).
Titanothere, left lower jaw and teeth
Measures 26X5X3 INCHES
The last photo is of the original fossil.
These prehistoric fossils were recovered long ago in SW South Dakota in the Chadron Formation.
Buyer will receive the 3 fossilized teeth shown.
Brontotheriidae, also called Titanotheriidae, is a family of extinct mammals belonging to the order Perissodactyla, the order that includes horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs. Superficially they looked rather like rhinos, although they were not true rhinos and are probably most closely related to horses. They lived until the very close of the Eocene.