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By Jeff Victor
Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Researchers study largest ever Green River mammal fossil

LARAMIE — A rare fossil discovered near Kemmerer — of what is possibly a new genus and almost definitely the first of its species found in the area — is being prepared for further study with help from a wide range of individuals in Wyoming and beyond

 

May 3, 2018



LARAMIE — A rare fossil discovered near Kemmerer — of what is possibly a new genus and almost definitely the first of its species found in the area — is being prepared for further study with help from a wide range of individuals in Wyoming and beyond.

The tapir-like, or tapiromorph creature — preserved for roughly 50 million years in the Green River Formation — was discovered in 2016 by Rick Hebdon, the owner of Warfield Fossil Quarries, and examined by the late Duke University paleontologist Gregg Gunnell.

Gunnell determined the fossil could be an ancestor — and was likely a cl...



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