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Over a year ago, I blindly purchased a large impressive-looking tooth from a seller who didn't even know its ID simply because it was cheap. On arrival it broke, and after consulting the forum and facebook groups, the general consensus was that it was fake. Even museum curators I respected told me that it was a crocodile tooth joined to a fake root by someone who tried to emulate a mammal one. Having been (apparently)scammed and feeling snarge lousy, I was >| |< this close to throwing the fake root into the bin. But one other collector who bought from the same seller was vehement we had something real, so I decided to keep this tooth a little longer. (Post continues below)
Hi all. I recently picked up this lovely specimen of a crocodile tooth. It came from the Solo River of Java, and is most likely 200,000 years to 2 million in age. I am aware that there was more than one attempt to identify the Solo River crocodile fossils in the past, but without any conclusive results. > http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/41300-crocodile-fossil-sangiran-indonesia/ It has two distinctive ridges that run down either ends. My extant Siamese Croc teeth have these ridges too. However, this croc tooth is slightly straighter and more cone-like. The bottom is quite unusual for a tooth. Besides C. porosus, are there any other possible species this tooth might belong to? A Google search yielded no results, and i have not located any sellers online who deals in these. Thank you.