Contact: Cody Mooneyhan
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Caption: This image shows the teeth (above and middle) and a side view of the lower jaw (below) of Heptodon, an ancient cousin to tapirs, found in early Eocene (52-million-year-old) rocks of northern British Columbia. This extinct mammal was about half the size of today's tapirs.
Credit: Jaelyn J. Eberle, Natalia Rybczynski, and David R. Greenwood
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