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Toxodon platensis - right upper molar tooth 3D Model
Description: This is a 3D laser surface scan of the right upper molar tooth of Toxodon platensis. This was collected on 1 October 1833 by Darwin. It is between 126,000 and 11,700 years old. This has been scanned as part of the Museum’s Darwin Fossil Mammals digitisation project. Find out more at www.nhm.ac.uk/darwinsfossils.
Comments: This tooth is an almost exact match for one of the tooth sockets on the skull of the type specimen. Similarities between this tooth and teeth of rodents influenced Darwin’s and Owen’s thinking on what Toxodon was related to. We now know that it was not closely related to rodents.
Specimen number: NHMUK PV M 16562
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