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I have been trying to look for an onchopristus numidus tooth to complete a collection of mine and I am unsure if these are genuine as it is from a website I am unsure about. 

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IMHO real, but partially restored (there's a missing part between tip and root which was badly restored with some kind of "plaster").

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There are two shades of purpleish separated by purpleish filler.  I think the tip an the base are not from the same specimen.  

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LordTrilobite

I wouldn't call that restored. It's more likely a composite of 2 different teeth.

Otherwise both parts are real.

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will stevenson

i would say composite as they wouldnt need that much filler if it were just broken

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6 hours ago, Praefectus said:

+1 for real, but restored

I'd like to correct my original comment. As others have pointed out, it is a composite, not restored. Restoration is the fixing of missing/broken parts. A composite is a combination of of two unrelated partial specimens to form a whole specimen. The onchopristis barb is a composite because the two sections likely did not come from the same specimen. 

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Agreed with composite tooth.

As you can clearly see two different sizes and colors from your picture.

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Not even well constructed I may add! :shakehead:

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Looks like a composite to me as well. Honestly, given how common these are (and how cheap they are to boot), definitely stay away or just other sellers, there are quite a fair few. 

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They are just trying to make the best of all the broken bits. ;)

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