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whale tooth

Harry Pristis

Family PHYSETERIDAE (sperm whales)

Kogiopsis floridanus

Earliest Pliocene

Polk County, Florida

Note the growth rings exposed along the length of the tooth.

These rings become prominent as layers of cementum and

dentin are broken away - delaminated from the tooth core.

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© Harry Pristis 2013
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