Sunday, November 30, 2008

Entelodonts - postcrossing

Entelodonts - postcrossing
Originally uploaded by Alhazred

A postcard that I picked up at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, sent to a postcrossing chum in Germany.
On back:
Among the largest animals known from the John Day formations are entelodonts - omnivorous, piglike giants, some reaching the size of bison. The large flanges on the cheek bones and lower jaw are distinctive traits in this group. Top to bottom: Archaeotherium calkinsi (skull), Daeodon sp. (jaw), Daeodon humerosus (forelimb)

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Kimberly, Oregon, USA.
published by Northwest Interpretive Association.
photo by Natural Light Photography. printed in the USA JODANM-P007-NWIA2006

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