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Brazos River Partial Mammoth Tooth?

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Brandy Cole

I recently got interested in fossil hunting when my family found a couple of fossils while wading in the Brazos River near our home.  Everything my husband and I have found has been on a sandbar or in shallow water in the Brazos River near Brookshire, Texas.  I've been told the river can be a good place to find Pleistocene fossils of big mammals and reptiles.  We've found several things that I'm hoping people can help me identify in the next few days, but it may be easiest to start with one that doesn't require a lot of pictures so I can test out this whole submission process.  =-)

 

We found this and debated about what it was.  It didn't look like normal petrified wood, and it resembled a mammoth tooth fragment I saw on this site.  Any info would be great.

 

I have more pictures if they would be helpful.  

 

I'm looking forward to posting a few partial bones we've found and some reptile-related things (unless I'm guessing completely wrong on those) in the next day or so.  

 

Thank you in advance. 

--Brandy

 

 

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NSRhunter

Good eye! Yes it is indeed a mammoth tooth plate fragment. 

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Shellseeker

Nice Find,  those parallel line are distinctive to Mammoth plates

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JohnJ

Just think, y'all now hold a piece of one of those Pleistocene giants.  Congratulations!

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Huntonia

Definitely mammoth, I believe Mammuthus columbi is the only species present in Texas. Good luck with your continued hunting out there, those pleistocene areas yield some really cool stuff! 

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Brandy Cole

Thank you all for the help and information!  I would never have known that's what it might have been if I hadn't seen a post on this site with a picture talking about how fragments look very different than the whole piece.  

 

My brother had a rock collection when we were little, and one of the pieces that impressed me most was a chunk of mammoth tooth he showed me when I was about five.  I remember very little about it, just that it was amazing that we were holding something from a prehistoric animal, and it made a lasting impression.

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garyc

Welcome to the forum/obsession, neighbor!

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Brandy Cole
7 minutes ago, garyc said:

Welcome to the forum/obsession, neighbor!

Haha, thanks! 

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