Peratherium Insectivore Tooth #2

$20.00

FOSSIL MAMMAL COLLECTION

1 in stock

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Description

  • Peratherium sp.
  • Insectivore
  • Oligocene (25 Million Years Old)
  • Orella Member, Brule Formation
  • Sioux  County, Nebraska
  • Specimen measures approx. 3/32″ and comes in the 1.25″ Gem Jar as Shown

An insectivore is a carnivorous plant or animal that eats insects. An alternative term is entomophage, which also refers to the human practice of eating insects. The first vertebrate insectivores were amphibians. When they evolved 400 million years ago, the first amphibians were piscivores, with numerous sharp conical teeth, much like a modern crocodile.