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Here are a few more of my recent Cookie Cutter matrix finds. I am curious about what kind of fish has / had teeth like the one in this photo.

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And I am thinking that this is a bit from a fish, possibly a mouth or jaw part. Seems too thick for something like an operculum ... any guesses?

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And finally, are either of these specimens coprolite? @GeschWhat

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Thanks for looking.

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That first one looks like a sawfish spine.

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On 4/11/2020 at 1:19 PM, Jeffrey P said:

That first one looks like a sawfish spine.

 

I don't think it's that.  Cenozoic sawfish spines don't have enamel/enameloid caps.  I think that's a gar tooth.

 

Jess

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Julianna

 

I agree with Jess that your fish tooth is a fossil gar tooth.  Extant gar jaw with teeth below for comparison.

 

 

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Marco Sr.

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On 4/11/2020 at 4:19 PM, Jeffrey P said:

That first one looks like a sawfish spine.

Thanks for looking and having a go at ID, Jeffrey. :)

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10 hours ago, siteseer said:

 

I don't think it's that.  Cenozoic sawfish spines don't have enamel/enameloid caps.  I think that's a gar tooth.

 

Jess

 

1 hour ago, MarcoSr said:

Julianna

 

I agree with Jess that your fish tooth is a fossil gar tooth.  Extant gar jaw with teeth below for comparison.

 

 

Marco Sr.

Thank you both! That's it for sure. Wicked teeth that I should have recognized from my own experience in Texas. :)

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10 hours ago, siteseer said:

 

I don't think it's that.  Cenozoic sawfish spines don't have enamel/enameloid caps.  I think that's a gar tooth.

 

Jess

Not familiar with gar teeth. Thanks. 

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