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Tapir Jaw Fossil


f1687  13 1/4″  sycamore base  $995

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Tapir fossils are among the most common fossils encountered in Florida.  Their teeth are easily recognized and are scattered abundantly on the river bottoms and also in the Florida land sites.  The postcranial bones are less often seen and are sometimes confused with horses.  This is of the genus Tapirus.  Although you will see veroensis, polkensis, simpsoni and hayii listed in books, some believe that only hayii exists in Florida.  The following tapir jaws are  from North Florida. They  have some restoration and some composite teeth added.  It is rare to see complete jaws and even rarer to see mandible sets.



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