Unknown - fragment of bone (probably the lower ...

Specimen number: NHMUK PV M 102047

Specimen Link: http://data.nhm.ac.uk/object/1e77458e-cd16-47ef-a253-51f73db1fae1

Taxon: Unknown

Description: Fragment of bone (probably the lower jaw)

Site: Unknown

Age: Unknown

Collection: Unknown

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.

Cite this as

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

Retrieved: 18:50 26 Jun 2019 (GMT)

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