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VOLUME 2 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER 1941 NUMBER 7
An interesting and unique bovid skull was reported to the staff of the University of Nebraska State Museum in 1938 by Mr. Alvin McReynolds of Nehawka, Nebraska. The specimen was found in 1933 in a ravine north of Nehawka by Messrs. Merritt and Harold Dodson, brothers. Although the skull was not in place, it appears to have been washed out of a nearby Pleistocene clay deposit by floodwaters. The specimen is well preserved and is of a dark brown, almost black color. In 1938 it was loaned to the Museum for study and photographing but was not obtained as a permanent acquisition until June 17, 1941, when Messrs. Frank Walker Johnson and C. Bertrand Schultz visited the Dodson brothers at Nehawka and procured the specimen for the Morrill Paleontological Collections.