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Megatherium americanum skull fragment with teeth 3D Model
This is a 3D laser surface scan of a partial cranium with five molariforms preserved. The specimen has been sectioned horizontally on the left side, and vertically on the right side. Two fragments remain and are part of the Royal College of Surgeons and Down House (English Heritage) collections. This is a digital reconstruction of both fragments together.
This was collected on the 23rd September 1832 at Punta Alta in Argentina by Charles Darwin and is between 126,000 and 8,000 years old.
This has been scanned as part of the Natural History Museum’s Darwin Fossil Mammals digitisation project. Find out more www.nhm.ac.uk/darwinsfossils
Specimen number: RCSHM/CO 3443 and ENGH: 88202309
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