Tapir Skull

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Tapirus polkensis (dwarf tapir)

ETMNH 3519

Skull and mandible

Excavated June 2006

This specimen represents one of our oldest individuals. If fact, many of the premolars are worn completely flat or even lost. Moreover, severe arthritis is common throughout the skeleton associated with this skull.

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Turtle Shell

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Tapir Skull

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Elephant Foot