Fossil Friday 11/27/15: An equid

UF267187

UF 267187, a partial left mandible of a horse with DP3-M1. Photo © VP FLMNH.

Our Black Friday fossil feature is the partial mandible of an unidentified horse (order Perissodactyla, family Equidae). This fossil was discovered in El Lirio Norte of the Las Cascadas Formation and is early Miocene in age. This animal was not fully grown when it died because it still has its deciduous third and fourth premolars.

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