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The Dude

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Hi again , 

I found this in the peace river in Nocatee , FL 

Looks like a tooth but maybe just a rock ? About 14mm long maybe bear tooth? 

Thank you as always! 

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Not going to be Mosasaur, the sediments are too young.

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For hunterc 

The marine fossils found in the Peace River are mostly from the Miocene epoch and vary in age depending on specific location to between 5-15 million years in age.

mosasaur would be much older 

Mosasaur - Late Cretaceous

Occurred: 100.5 million years ago - 66 million years ago

Seems this tooth? Is much thicker and more curved then all the croc teeth I found in this river , guess I'll put it in my "not quite sure" collection , thanks for the comments! 

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Shellseeker

The problem is that it is too water worn to be sure it is anything. It might be a broken piece of a dolphin apogee. or even if enamel, it might be a worn mastodon tooth fragment.

Here is a canine from last week and I cannot clearly identify it. It might be bear, it might be wolf, it might even be panther. Identification is hard. but there are a lot of alligator teeth in the Peace River.

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Mark Kmiecik
15 hours ago, Shellseeker said:

Identification is hard. but there are a lot of alligator teeth in the Peace River.

And some are still attached to their owners. Be careful out there. I once met a gator in Texas. They're not as scary as meeting a moose up close, but I haven't heard of anyone dying from moose bite.

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On 4/7/2020 at 9:18 PM, The Dude said:

Looks like a tooth but maybe just a rock ?

I'm currently in the "rock" camp as I've seen a lot of worn phosphate cobbles that look like this. Try some photos on a darker background with better lighting (like outside). Black fossils are a real pain to photograph to allow the surface details to be seen as they all hide in the shadows.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Fossildude19

I've cropped and brightened the photos. 

Looks like a phosphate pebble to me. 

 

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Yup. Agree.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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