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Brain Endocast Fossil Poebrotherium (Camel) 30 Mil Yrs Old #15597 6o


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This is a really unique fossil called a brain endocast.  A brain endocast is basically a visible mold of an animal's brain.  It is formed when an animal dies, the brain decomposes, and then sediment fills the empty brain cavity and fossilizes.   When the bone around the brain cavity is removed, you can see the brain endocast inside.    These miniature camel-like animals lived about 30 million years ago during the Oligocene time period. This endocast measures 2 inches in length by 1 1/2 inches in width by 1 1/4 inches in height.  

This is an interesting and educational fossil! We have a variety of other fossils! Please check us out!