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1.71 inch Sea Cow Fossil Tooth Pendant - Desmostylus from California

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1.71 inch Sea Cow Fossil Tooth Pendant - Desmostylus from California
$60.00

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Primitive Sea Cow Tooth
Desmostylus hesperus

Santa Margarita Formation, Monterey County, California

Middle Miocene epoch
19-14 million years old

Pendant : 1.71 inch
1 inch = 2.54 cm

From an uncommon fossil collecting locality, this sea cow tooth was found in an ancient marine environment. Ground and polished by hand, this pendant is one of just a handful we will have for sale from this rare locality where individual teeth segments are known to be found.
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The desmostylids lived primarily along coastal sea shores feeding on the algeas and seaweeds, as evident from their fossil remains. Closely related to Elephants, manatees, and the dugongs, they were a prolific marine mammal during the middle miocene epoch along the Pacific Coast.
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