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    Description

    Fossil Pig Skull
    Archaeotherium mortoni
    Oligocene
    Brule Formation
    White River Badlands, South Dakota, USA


    While this specimen is, in fact, a fossil pig, it is quite stunning. The complete upper and lower jaw of the "Hell Pig" known as Archaeotherium features intimidating dentition and displays numerous examples of large and varied dark teeth in contrast to the bleached white bone. The majority of the skull is complete and original with only a few repairs to stabilize the bones then replace what was missing. Only a couple of teeth have been 'supplemented' to round out what is for the most part a complete and original skull.
    Overall Measurements: 18.50 x 10.24 x 7.87 inches (47.00 x 26.00 x 20.00 cm)

    Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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