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Merychippus? Horse tooth from Peace River, Fl


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I'm trying to ID this horse tooth from Peace River, Florida. Looks like a subhypsodont. My best guess is Merychippus, but please let me know what you think.

 

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Looks like bison to me as it appears to be a selenodont tooth based on on the chewing surface along with an apparent stylid.

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4 hours ago, PaleoNoel said:

Looks like bison to me as it appears to be a selenodont tooth based on on the chewing surface along with an apparent stylid.

 

Yeah, bison. 

 

Merychippus teeth are a lot smaller than that anyway.  I don't think there's a layer old enough for Merychippus in the Peace.  Merychippus was an Early-Middle to Middle Miocene horse.  There are spots in Florida for it, though.  I think you could find it in the lowest Bone Valley layers and maybe one of the phosphate mines up north.

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13 hours ago, siteseer said:

Yeah, bison.

Merychippus teeth are a lot smaller than that anyway.  I don't think there's a layer old enough for Merychippus in the Peace.  Merychippus was an Early-Middle to Middle Miocene horse.  There are spots in Florida for it, though.  I think you could find it in the lowest Bone Valley layers and maybe one of the phosphate mines up north.

 

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I likely have found more small pre_equus horse teeth in the Peace River than anyone else over the last decade.  I can confirm Siteseer's Statement because I have never found a Merychippus tooth in the Peace River.

I did recently find a Transitional tooth, that is possibly a grand child of Merychippus (that means millions and millions of years between them). You can read about it in this thread.

 

 

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