One-of Kind Early Miocene Unknown Male Beardog Skeleton with Great Skull Highly Original
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 9.7 (10 for rareness) (Only 1) Large Early Miocene All Highly 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 skeleton with skull. Its been in my collection over 15 years. Over 85% of skull is original bone and a beautiful highly original skeleton with only a few smaller upper foot bones are restored on one foot and one fibula. It doesn’t get much better than this -a mounted beautiful skeleton of an I unknown beardog. This is of great scientific value also besides the great beauty it shows. The head and all the inner bones(femurs, tibias, ulnas, humeruses, fibulas, radiuses, metatarsal and metacarpals ) except the shoulder blades are all from one beardog found on private land. These weren’t even repaired as they were whole. Many of the foot and hand bones were from this animal , with some foot bones from other beardogs. The shoulder blades, ribs, and some verts were from another animal all stained to match color of original beardog. We believe another beardog animal was amongst these bone also due to different colors-maybe female with male. 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. Again only 3 small foot upper bones are not bone , which is amazing in a large skeleton amount . This is why we think another mate lived with this one and between the 2 provided one mount . 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 found with it. 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. Its far from perfect but it is a great piece mounted so well. Who has even another species of this? No one is the answer. It was gotten from a hunter, 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. It was found in a cave inland on private ground.
Its been in my private collection for many many years . Above is best I know.