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Rycomerford

Hello all, 

 

I've had two teeth in my collection for many years now. I've recently moved and lost the supplied ID labels that came with them. I've taken this as a nice opportunity to see what others may think they are. I believe if memory serves me right the large tooth (Tooth A in photos) was labeled as a Simolestes. Then the smaller tooth tip (Tooth B in photos) labeled as Liopleurodon. I know both were found in the Wicklesham pit in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Upon some research, I found an article from 2014 with a Dakosaurus tooth discovered to be the largest in the UK at the time. This tooth bears some resemblance to tooth A but I'm unsure. I've attached a link to the article below. Tooth B has been worn down but still presents with grooves in the enamel. I have also labeled each photo to allow for easier identification when talking about it (Hope this helps!). Im excited to hear what others think.

Thanks for reading :D 

 

Link to articles on Dakosaurus- http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/science-tooth-fossil-dakosaurus-maximus-01954.html 

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pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

Funny that! Even before having read your entire message, the first question that came to my mind seeing the wear on tooth B was whether these pieces might have come from the Farringdon Sponge Gravels. But, yeah, Liopleurodon sounds kind of like the right label for it. I've got two similar teeth in my collection that both received the same label :)

 

As to tooth A, I wouldn't have a ready answer for you. But judging by the presence of carinae, I'd say this is indeed a croc tooth. Dakosaurus would be a good candidate.

 

Nice fossils!

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RuMert

Agreed, Liopleurodon has "normal" teeth, of round section, Pliosaurus' section is triangular and Dakosaurus has 2 carinae 

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-Andy-

The tooth in picture A6 looks exactly like a Dakosaurus

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scouserdownsouth

Hi just found your post about your croc tooth. I am also looking for help with ID a tooth, which I also found in Wicklesham quarry. I am sure it's croc. I have found years ago another tooth, but it was broken in half and is badly damaged.

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