You could easily spend an entire life of fossil hunting in North America and never hope to find either of such a rare fossil bone or tooth as this. This is an ULTRA RARE fossil set of a radius limb bone and a molar tooth of Pliocene Era pronghorn antelope that once lived in Florida called Subantilocapra garciae from the Pliocene Palmetto Fauna group. The fossil remains of this animal from Eastern United States deposits are EXTREMELY SCARCE. Very limited fossil remains of this species are scientifically known or in any museum collections. If you appreciate owning specimens that most museums lack, then this is the perfect opportunity to acquire something truly worthy of the title "RARE". For the ultimate display fossil collection of extinct North American mega-fauna, owning not one but TWO rare fossils like this simply elevates your collection to a level on or exceeding what most museums can show to the public. This wonderful prize fossil tooth comes from the private collection of the original discoverer. It is the first time and ONLY time we will have remains from such a rare species of extinct antelope from eastern North America's Pliocene Age.
The preservation on BOTH of these specimens is of the finest possible condition. Neither of these pieces has any repair or missing parts. The bone is PERFECT and UNBROKEN as is the tooth. The tooth is naturally lustrous with gorgeous colors in the enamel. The bone's surface is like fine porcelain and BOTH ends are complete with perfect articulating joint surfaces. Both specimens are of the highest quality with not a single bit of damage. NO REPAIR and NO RESTORATION on either pieces.
Only a few specimens of extinct fossil pronghorn antelope of the EASTERN United States deposits are known dating back to the Miocene Era in Florida. The family Antilocapridae (pronghorn antelope) once lived in Eastern U.S. like it does today in the West. Two species are known by extremely limited remains of the Pliocene Palmetto Fauna. These are the larger and more prevalent Hexobelomeryx simpsoni, a bizarre six-horned antelope in its own genus, and the other being the much more rare and smaller Antilocapra (Subantilocapra) garciae. Subantilocapra was first discovered in the Bone Valley Formation of Central Florida. It had horns that were represented by a dense, flattened and rectangular bone protruding upward and terminated by a pair of small protruding tips on either side of the square end of the horn. Only a few limb bones and teeth have ever been found of Subantilocapra and not together. Remains of either of these animals are extremely scarce in Southeastern U.S. fossil deposits.