Fossil Friday!

This week's Fossil Friday was a bit of a shocker to me. Looking at the enormous jaw and terrifying teeth, I thought for sure this was some sort of gnarly reptile that would tear you limb from limb, given half a chance.

But no! Upon further investigation, this is the jaw of a mammal dating back to the Eocene. Though common in what is now California, this specimen was found in Oregon.

Any ideas as to what genus this lower jaw came from?

Minda Berbeco
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Minda Berbeco is the former Programs and Policy Director at NCSE.

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