Fossil entelodont - ROM2004_1286_1


Fossil entelodont

Place Collected
North America, Canada, Saskatchewan, Hunter Quarry, Eastend, W of the Third Meridian, Legal Subdivision 5 and 12; E side of Calf Creek
Date: Date Collected: 1967
length=43; width=33; height=23 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderArtiodactyla
    • FamilyEntelodontidae
    • GenusCypretherium
    • SpecificEpithetcoarctatum
Object number: ROMVP11628
On view
Gallery Location:Reed Family Gallery of the Age of Mammals, Tertiary Megafaunas, Diets, Omnivores
DescriptionEntelodonts were large omnivorous mammals that possessed peculiar cranial protrusions, such as a flange on the side of the head and bumps underneath the jaw. They are distantly related to living pigs. This entelodont skull from southern Saskatchewan is unusually well-preserved.
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