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I'm virtually certain this tooth is an upper intermediate tooth of Parotodus benedeni from the Middle Miocene Sharktooth Hill Bonebed, Bakersfield, Kern County, CA. It's about 1 1/4 inches high (32mm) and an inch wide (25mm). It could be a juvenile tooth but I think the less-expanded root lobes indicate a tooth position between larger teeth. It's too big to be a symphyseal and the root is wrong for that anyway. The root is too high to be a posterior. The pallial dentine is worn away but you can see the depression of the bourlette. It isn't serrated and not the shape of Carcharocles megal
This tooth was included in a lot of Moroccan teeth I bought for giveaways awhile back. I have never been able to ID it. I thought Otodus for awhile but I am not sure about that. I am not really familiar Parotodus teeth but I did find a couple on line that looked a bit like mine. I think it is a possible ID but I really do not know. It is 3/4” and I have no specific location besides Morocco. It was a mixed bag that contained Cretaceous, Paleocene and Eocene teeth. Any suggestions?