Common Name: Giant Extinct Capybara Fossil Teeth
Genus/Species: Hydrochoerus holmesi
Age: 2.4 Million - 11,000 Years old
Location: Dixie County, Florida, USA
This is a terrific set of Giant Extinct Capybara Fossil Teeth. These splendid teeth have nice detail and definition. Outstanding molar; and Incisor has a wonderfully complete tip on it. Nice set for a collection. Super example of a Pleistocene animal from the Ice Age of Florida. No repairs or restorations, Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic.
The Giant Capybara is one of the largest rodent species ever to have lived! Neochoerus pinckneyi (Pinckney’s New Hog) is an extinct Capybara species from the southern half of North America. It is known from Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Arizona and Central America.
Weighing about 200lbs., it was twice as big as today’s Capybara. A semi-aquatic mammal feeding on plants that lived in or near the water in warm-climate environments.
Its modern descendants are the smaller Capybara now living in South America and are the largest living rodents today. They are considered excellent swimmers and usually live in groups of 10 or more individuals. They reach sexual maturity at 18 months with litters of 5 to 8 young at a gestation period of 5 months. The young are about 4 lbs. at birth and are weaned around 16 weeks.
This huge rodent lived about 1.8 Million Years ago and became extinct about 11 Thousand Years ago. Fossils of this Extinct Giant Rodent have been found in Suwannee Co., Brevard Co., Palm Beach Co., and other localities in Florida.
1. Molar Size: .72" W x 1.11" L x .57" Thickness
2. Incisor Size: .44" W x 1.42" L x .34" Thickness
Item #: CAP012