Common Name: Giant Capybara Fossil Molars
Genus/Species: Hydrochoerus holmesi
Age: 2.4 Million - 11,000 Years old
Location: Dixie County, Florida, USA
These are a fabulous "gem" set of Extinct Giant Capybara Fossil Teeth or Molars. This matched set of molars are in the upper maxilla. The jet black patina and heavy mineralization are stunning. Only wish the whole skull could of been found. Although, it was probably long gone. These splendid teeth have excellent detail and definition. Some nature wear on teeth and bone. "Jewel" set for a collection. Super example of a Giant Pleistocene Rodent 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. Size: 1.96" W x 2.14" L x .78" Thickness
2. Size: 1.63" W x 2.39" L x 1.05" Thickness
Item #: CAP013