8 September 2014

Grizzly pig

Posted by Callan Bentley

Archaeotherium skull, on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta:


I love these beasts since I first encountered mention of them at Badlands National Park, and reading them dubbed “grizzly pigs” in the excellent book Cruising the Fossil Freeway really stuck with me – these were pigs filling a predatory ecological niche we don’t really see them in today.