Fossil entelodont - ROM2004_1286_1

ROM2004_1286_1

Fossil entelodont

Place Collected
(Object)
:
North America, Canada, Saskatchewan, Hunter Quarry, Eastend, W of the Third Meridian, Legal Subdivision 5 and 12; E side of Calf Creek
Date: Collected and acquired in 1967
Dimensions:
length=43; width=33; height=23 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • Kingdom: Animalia
    • Phylum: Chordata
    • Class: Mammalia
    • Order: Artiodactyla
    • Family: Entelodontidae
    • Genus: Cypretherium
    • SpecificEpithet: coarctatum
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.
Collector(s):Edmund;A.;Gordon;
If you see an error or have additional information, please contact us by clicking here.