“A” is for Acmeodon

“A” is for Acmeodon.

Acmeodon was an insectivorous mammal in the Order Cimolesta.

Acmeodon secans is known from two localities in The Breaks, both of which are early Tiffanian (overlap zone) in age. It is known more broadly from late Torrejonian into early Tiffanian faunas.

These are all upper molars. Read more about mammal molars here.

Acmeodon secans UW 28730 Incomplete RM1 from V-90057

Acmeodon secans UW 28730 Incomplete RM1 from V-90057

Acmeodon secans UW 28730 Incomplete RM1 from V-90057

Acmeodon secans UW 28730 Incomplete RM1 from V-90057

Acmeodon secans UW 28062 RM1 from V-90029

Acmeodon secans UW 28062 RM1 from V-90029

Acmeodon secans UW 28062 RM1 from V-90029

Acmeodon secans UW 28062 RM1 from V-90029

My sketches of the two specimens of Acmeodon

My sketches of the two specimens of Acmeodon

Sketch of AMNH 4063, three upper teeth of A. secans

Sketch of AMNH 4063, three upper teeth of A. secans

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