One-of Kind Early Miocene Unknown Male Beardog Skeleton with Great Skull Highly Original 98%
Species: DAPHOENDON BOROCYON GOING TO AUCTION
Species Description: Unknown MORE THAN RARE (NON-EXISTENT except this one) Extinct Species of Bear- Dog of Miocene existing for a few million years from 23-19 MILLION years ago . It was assigned to amphicyonids. While initially related to bears it is now found they may be basal caniforms . This is one of the most unusual carnivore . They were as tall as a black bear , and moved here from Eurasia in early Miocene . It weighed 150 kg and combines features of canine and feline predators . It resembled a giant dog with a flexible cat-like body . These bear-dogs with long limbs and specialized in chasing down prey on the open plains. Only two partial mandibles have been found in Nebraska , and a part of a lower jaw in Florida . This is of great scientific importance to everyone, and unlimited value . It was described in 2008 only so very recent partial finds.
Geological strata: Early Hemingfordian
Geological period: Early Miocene 19 MILLION YEAR OLD STRATA
Item location: Dixie County inland, Florida on private ground in 1980’s
Item rating and description:1-10 10 Large Early Miocene All Original Male Beardog Family :Daphoendon Genus :Borocyon Unnamed Unknown Species of BEAR DOG Highly Original . No one on earth has anything of this animal and I have the whole skeleton with skull. Its been in my collection over 20 years . Over 90% of skull is original bone and much higher total on the skeleton with only a few smaller upper bones are restored on one foot and one fibula. Not much repair as almost all bones were whole also. It has stain on many bones to match colors especially on ribs and verts with some replacements of a few bones on toes of beardog , but the bulk of it is one or two beardogs. Most was found together so we believe another beardog animal was amongst the bone also due to different colors. The lighter colored ones we stained only was found in a cave and others were found in the ground were dark a. Most was dark to begin with . The skull is 14” and amazing and its mounted beautifully for your enjoyment. It comes in sections like each leg, pelvis and tail, head and verts as well as ribs and screwed in into an almost invisible frame that makes it so appealing . This is an amazing find as no one has this anywhere, no head no skeleton and shows the size and usual bone structure. It has a larger amt of stain on shoulder blades and verts to match color of the bulk of it which was very dark . However except for 3 small upper foot bones its all bone . This is why we think another mate lived with this one and between the 2 provided one mount . Some of feet bones like metatarsals and upper foot bones could be wolf but almost all beardog . It was prepped well to show the creature in a highly original way . This has no papers describing it but we know it’s close to robustus which was only described from only a few pieces of skull -2 in Nebraska.. This is of extreme scientific value and highly original. This has all teeth –some placed in from another animal the same species . Of course this is so rare this should not matter as you can’t get this anywhere .The teeth are fantastic and not even worn. Who has even another species of this? NO one is the answer. It was gotten from a friend, and it’s a treasure. It was professionally prepped with bone quality simply outstanding, and color great. You really can’t value THIS ITEM since not one exists. Beyond a museum piece, in my private collection. I’m so proud of this piece .I really can’t say anymore than here because nothing is known of this animal. You won’t find anything under this in google so here is your info. Found in a cave inland on private ground
If ever sold there is no refund of any type as once sold its another’s property but its been in my private collection for 25 years or longer . Above is best I know. Another found this many years ago as stated .
NOT FOR SALE Will entertain offers Nothing like it in the world