Hyainailourous
KNM-ME 20
Age approx. 20.00 Million Years Digital Capture: Photogrammetry
KNM-ME 20

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This is a relatively complete specimen of the left mandible of the giant Creodont from the Late Oligocene site, Meswa Bridge, dated between 22-19 million years.  The specimen KNM-ME 20 is associated with various vertebra and limb bone fragments and includes a right maxilla with dentition too.

Hyainailourous evolves larger size towards the end of the late Oligocene perhaps in response to the increasing size of its prey, the Proboscidean anthracotheres.  

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