Mesohippus sp. Skeleton – Display Replica ( BHI #126456 )

Mesohippus sp. Skeleton – Display Replica

(BHI #126456)

$6,000.00

Availability: In Stock

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Mesohippus was an early genus of horse from the Oligocene. This three-toed horse reached a body size of about 2 feet (0.6 m) in height and 3 feet (0.9 m)  in length. Mesohippus had low crowned teeth that would have been well suited to browsing leaves from bushes and small trees, and is therefore thought to be a forest dweller. Its long tail was over 1/4 its total body length. An interesting note is that all known North American horses including Mesohippus had 17 thoracic vertebrae, while European horses had 18.

Our replica is produced from a nearly complete fossil skeleton (about 85%). It can be mounted in any natural pose… running, walking, prancing, rearing, or even as part of a grouped exhibit with a Hoplophoneus Skeleton. The head, legs, and tail are removable for easy shipping, assembly and storage.

Age Oligocene Epoch [~ 33 MYA]
Locality Brule Formation – Scenic Member – White River Group, South Dakota, USA
Credit The original skeleton was collected and prepared by Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc. and is now on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, in Houston, Texas.
Notes Standard production time is 3 months, check with us to confirm build time and delivery.
Size ~ 4′ l (122 cm)
Extras Crate and packing fees apply. Please contact us for details.