Thursday, August 12, 2021

Lycaenops ornatus Skeleton Fossil

The image of this mammal-like fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City in July 2018. This animal is called Lycaenops ornatus. The name means "wolf shape". It was found by Robert Bloom (1866-1951) in 1928 at Biesjespoort Station, South Africa. The fossil dates to the Permian Period (255 million years ago). Specimen number is AMNH 2240.