Oligocene Camel Skull Replica

$145.00

Oligocene camel or Poebrotherium wilsoni is an extinct genus of camelid, endemic to North America. They lived from the Eocene to Miocene epochs, 46.3 to 13.6 million years ago, existing for approximately 32 million years.

Description

Oligocene Camel Skull Replica measures 9.1 inches long which includes the non-removable rock. Skull measures 8.1 inches in length, 2 in. wide by 4 inches in height. Oligocene Camel Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum camel skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Oligocene camel or Poebrotherium wilsoni is an extinct genus of camelid, endemic to North America. They lived from the Eocene to Miocene epochs, 46.3 to 13.6 million years ago, existing for approximately 32 million years.

Oligocene camel or Poebrotherium wilsoni looked more like modern camels than its predecessor Protylopus, but at 90 3.0 ft. in height, it was roughly the size of a modern sheep.

Oligocene camel or Poebrotherium wilsoni skull resembled that of a modern llama, while its limbs ended in hooved toes and were more built for speed than the feet of Protylopus. Despite this apparent adaptation to the open plains, Oligocene camel or Poebrotherium wilsoni has been found in all major

White River environments, including forests and river overbank deposits, indicating that it was not tied to one particular environment. The teeth of Oligocene camel or Poebrotherium wilsoni were more generalized than those of modern camelids.

Despite the name meaning grass-eating beast it is likely that Oligocene camel or Poebrotherium wilsoni was either a browser or a mixed-feeder, and grass may have played a minimal role in the diet of Poebrotherium wilsoni.

They adapted for desert or alpine conditions, Poebrotherium wilsoni took the place of a gazelle or deer in the White River Fauna ecosystem. This trait was taken to an extreme in later camels, notably Stenomylus.

Fossil evidence has shown that Oligocene camel or Poebrotherium wilsoni was a popular prey item for the entelodont Archaeotherium.

Remains of partial Poebrotherium wilsoni carcasses have been found fossilized, and appear to have been killed and cached by Archaeotherium, the only animal known from the White River ecosystem that could have made the feeding marks found on the bones of Poebrotherium wilsoni.

The skull of Poebrotherium wilsoni is approximately 7 inches long and constructed of thin fragile bones. Because camel skulls are narrow and elongated, most have broken cheekbones and orbits when found and a complete skull is a rare find.

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Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 9.1 in
Oligocene Camel Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Tribe: Camelini
Genus: †Poebrotherium
Species: †P. wilsoni
Conservation Status: Extinct