• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Centennial Paleontology Site - Fossils Revealed

Notice the Pi Shape the Teeth Have

Notice the Pi Shape the Teeth Have

Routine Investigation Reveals Fossils

In July 2003, paleontologists were on a routine investigation of fossil sites in the park when something caught their attention. It was a very large set of fossil teeth. Careful study revealed that these were the teeth of an ancient hornless rhinoceros - Subhyracodon occidentalis.

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Paleontologist Greg McDonald

Paleontologist Greg McDonald
Click Picture for Dr. McDonald's Introduction - Real Media File 857 k

NPS Photo by Tom Farrell

Did You Know?

Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...