Fossil toxodont skeleton - ROM2007_9476_4

ROM2007_9476_4

Fossil toxodont skeleton

Place Collected
(Object)
:
South America, Argentina
Dimensions:
length=300; width=100; height=62 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • Kingdom: Animalia
    • Phylum: Chordata
    • Class: Mammalia
    • Order: Notoungulata
    • Family: Toxodontidae
    • Genus: Toxodon
    • SpecificEpithet: platensis
Object number: ROMVP00407
On view
Gallery Location:Reed Family Gallery of the Age of Mammals, South America, Hoofed Mammals, Toxodon
DescriptionToxodon was a large mammal resembling a rhinoceros – there is even evidence that it had a stubby horn on its nose. It was a notoungulate, the most successful of native South American hoofed mammals. The notoungulate group was extremely diverse and included species as dissimilar in form as living rabbits, rodents and hippos.
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