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So my archaeocete tooth arrived early. Now that I actually got my hands on it, I want to see exactly what species it is. The seller simply said that it was a basilosaurus tooth, which was said to be found simply in Morocco (I unfortunately cannot recheck exactly where since the item's info closed once I bought it, but I know for sure it's somewhere in Morocco. Front Back Scale The tooth is pretty small, about 2 1/4 inches, and is probably a front premolar (according to my understandings based on some basilosaurid jaws). I've heard somewhere in these forums that usually if there is a chance for a tooth to be Basilosaurus isis if it was 10+cm and found in Morocco, but he might be applying this only to incisors and canines, and this is a premolar/molar. Juvenile isis? Zygorhiza? Dorudon?
Anyone here know what a restoration job on this guy would likely cost? If I get the chipped enamel restored and the two roots restored to its full length, so it looks something like this: Although, personally, I think restoring the enamel only on the good side will be fine, since the backside I will probably not display it so it matters little. How much would it likely cost me to have such a job done? And anyone you would recommend, if I were to go for it? A ball park estimate would be ok, I am interested in the idea but haven't decided to go for it yet or not. Would probably be able to make decision if I know the full extent of its difficulty, complexity, risks and cost, I guess. Since it would mean I would likely have to ship it to the restorer abroad and its way back trip as well. Anyhow, thx for any info and recommendation you can give me