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Fossil Deer Skull | Leptomeryx evansi | South Dakota

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$260.00 - $260.00
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Leptomeryx evansi
Brule Formation
White River Badlands
Custer County, South Dakota


Specimen approx. size: 3.5" x 1.75" x 2.25"

Leptomeryx is an extinct genus of ruminant that lived in North America during the Eocene through the Oligocene, approximately 30 million years ago. It was a small deer-like ruminant with a somewhat slender body. They stood up to 30 cm at the shoulder and weighed 5-15 kilograms. Even though they were deer-like, their digestive system was simpler than those of modern ruminants or cud-chewers.