Camel Tooth LLama Tooth Molar

Fossil Tooth for Sale


Common Name:  Fossil Llama Camel Tooth Molar
Genus/Species:  Palaeolama mirifica
Age:                     2.4 Million - 11,000 Years old
Period:                Pleistocene
Formation:          Alachua
Location:             Dixie County, Florida, USA

This is a terrific Camel Fossil Tooth Llama Molar. The tooth has all but one of its roots, and is highly mineralized with a brown-yellow enameled patina. This tooth is from an early Llama, and often called the "Stout-Legged Llama". Beautiful example of a Pleistocene animal from the Ice Age of Florida. Florida has one of the most abundant assemblages of fossil Camels in the United States. Splendid condition with no repairs or restorations. Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic.

Camels and llamas evolved in North America and these camel llama fossils are very abundant in the fossil record, of Florida. The Camelids were most diverse in the Miocene Period and went extinct in North America by the end of the Pleistocene Period. Of the Camelidae, in Florida, three sub-Families existed: Aepycamelinae (Giraffe-camels), Florida Tragulinae and Camelinae.

The more commonly found prehistoric llama was Palaeolama mirifica, the one most closely related to modern llamas. It was a short, stocky-legged built llama that lived in the open grasslands, in Florida, and fed on grass and leaves of bushes. It was most likely hunted by the Jaguar. The other common llama fossil is the large-headed llama Hemiauchenia macrocephala. This prehistoric animal was a very tall and slender built llama standing 9ft.(3M) in height.

Size:  1.26" W x 1.87" L x .58" Thickness

Price: SOLD  
Item #: CAM010  

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