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Fine Arms, Armour, Ethnographic & Asian

Quality Early Mesohippus Horse Skull

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Start price: $3,000

Estimated price: $6,000 - $9,000

Buyer's premium: 25%

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Very fine fossilized Mesohippus horse skull, with inimitable patina from age throughout. This horse was taken down by a saber-tooth cat which is evident by the pierced holes in its skull. Mesohippus is an extinct genus of early horse. It lived 37 to 32 million years ago in the Early Oligocene. Like many fossil horses, Mesohippus was common in North America. These horses were adorably small measuring only 2 feet tall at the shoulder, and were herbivores. Skull has been restored and preserved as shown. Size 8 ¼” L