Allodesmus Miocene Seal Rooted Tooth #2

$105.00

Mammal Collection

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Description

  • Allodesmus kernensis
  • Miocene Age
  • Shark Tooth Hill
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Specimen measures approx. 1 3/4″ tall and will come in the 3.25″ x 4.25″ Riker Mount with Label as Shown

Allodesmus is an extinct genus of pinniped from the Miocene and related to the genus Desmatophoca. It measured about 8 feet (2.4 m) long and weighed 800 pounds (360 kg). Allodesmus had the specific anatomical features found in modern polygynous pinnipeds: sexual dimorphism, strong canines for fights between bulls and teeth with well-defined growth zones, a result from periodic fasting (in order to defend their harem, males would not take to the sea to feed during the breeding season).

Pinnipeds, commonly known as seals, are a widely distributed and diverse clade of carnivorous, fin-footed, semiaquatic marine mammals.

 

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