Unknown - fragment of bone (probably the lower ...
Specimen number: NHMUK PV M 102047
Description: Fragment of bone (probably the lower jaw)
Comments: This specimen has been associated with the other Darwin specimens in the collection since at least 1884 and is probably part of Darwin’s collection. It may belong with the partial lower molar tooth of Toxodon from Punta Alta (NHMUK PV M 102042).
Toxodon is an extinct herbivorous (plant eating) mammal from South America. It is often reconstructed to look like a cross between a hippopotamus and a rhinoceros, although it is not closely related to either. It was first described by Richard Owen based on specimens collected by Charles Darwin on the Voyage of the Beagle.
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Pip Brewer, Kate Burton, Adrian Lister (2018). Dataset: Darwin's Fossil Mammals. Resource: Unknown - fragment of bone (probably the lower jaw). Natural History Museum Data Portal (data.nhm.ac.uk). https://doi.org/10.5519/0086786
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|Last updated||April 3, 2018|
|Created||April 3, 2018|
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