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MacHoffman22

I know these are mammal teeth. I'm pretty convinced that at least the one on the left is a bison but would like to confirm. Would also like a rough estimate of age of possible.

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PODIGGER

Pictures of the bite surface of each tooth is needed for any hope of an id.

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MacHoffman22

This would be the tooth on the right.

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MacHoffman22

And left

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garyc

They both look like bos/bison. 

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PODIGGER

They are both fragmented and I would recommend you wait for some more experienced members to weigh in on an id. To me the one on the right looks like bovid and the one on the left looks like horse.

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thelivingdead531

Personally, I don’t see horse in either of them, but I’ve been known to be wrong. :P @Harry Pristis will certainly know though! :)

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Harry Pristis

Right:  Bos (cow)

Left:  Horse (Equus) upper.

 

 

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MacHoffman22

Greatly appreciated!

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thelivingdead531

@Harry Pristis the left tooth doesn’t look to have as many “folds” as the Equus teeth in your photo, and seems to have more of a gap between the folds. Maybe I’m not seeing it right. Could you help me understand for future reference?

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Harry Pristis

It's just a fragment of an upper cheek tooth.  Represented are the mesostyle, the metaloph, the pre-fossette, and the post-fossette.

 

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garyc

After looking at the line drawings @Harry Pristis provided, I think I was confusing the pli caballin with a stylid from a bos tooth. Fragments are hard!!

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Harry Pristis
4 hours ago, garyc said:

After looking at the line drawings @Harry Pristis provided, I think I was confusing the pli caballin with a stylid from a bos tooth. Fragments are hard!!

 

Fragments are hard!  @garyc The pli caballin is a minor invagination that projects lingually into the post-protoconal valley.  I think that it's the apex of that valley that we see in the fragment.  Talking about horse teeth requires additions to my vocabulary (and to my machine dictionary)!

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