Hippo

This is a second-left metatarsal (foot) bone from a hippopotamus. It was discovered in 1965 during work for the Honiton by-pass.

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Common name

Hippo

Scientific name

Hippopotamus amphious

Type

Vertebrates > Mammals


Strata

Pleistocene

Time period

Quaternary

Age

125,000 years

Where found

Honiton by-pass

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Sidmouth Museum

Accession number

SID.G130.2009