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Darn it, @Shellseeker, you got me started on these whale teeth! I'm starting to feel a little like Jonah -- swallowed in the mystery of these long-gone beasts. Anyway, I've found another recovery from the Peace River that doesn't seem to fit a common model. It's a small tooth with an inflated root. It doesn't seem inflated the way a river dolphin (e.g. Goniodelphis) is inflated and laterally compressed. I thought for a brief moment that this tooth might be a cheek tooth to go with the odd tooth with the off-center crown -- which I had concluded to be an apical tooth from a river dolphin. One or the other guess must be wrong. Anyone here have an idea about the ID of this tooth?
I came across another odontocete tooth while rummaging through storage. I don't find this tooth in Hulberts book. Does anyone know what dolphin this tooth came from? It has a triangular, leaf-like root, though one corner is missing in this specimen.