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Down again from Minnesota searching for treasures. I found this a couple days after the last storm on a shell strewn sand bar. Looks like maybe

a Dire Wolf tooth sans the root. Looking for confirmation or a id if something else. I have found walrus, ground sloth, and tapir material in the past

and another oddity would be nice to add to the collection. Thanks in advance.

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Shellseeker

A possibility based on size. See HarryPritis post in this thread.

 

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beachcomber

Thanks Shellseeker. I had a brain fart and forgot about UF Gainesville fossil ID service and send the picks to Dr Hulbert this morning. A quick response

was informative. It is a first lower molar from the canidae family and the most likely a dire wolf.

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Maybe molar tooth of seal (marine mammal). :)

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Shellseeker
10 hours ago, beachcomber said:

Thanks Shellseeker. I had a brain fart and forgot about UF Gainesville fossil ID service and send the picks to Dr Hulbert this morning. A quick response

was informative. It is a first lower molar from the canidae family and the most likely a dire wolf.

 

Thanks for the update... In Florida, the choices based on size had to be either Jaguar or Dire Wolf.  Can you provide a photo of the 'root" area.  Are the roots broken off or did they never form?

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Lorne Ledger

Good find!   Yes, agree with Dr. Hulbert, it is a left Dire Wolf M1.  Here are a right and left from my Steinhatchee River, FL collection

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beachcomber

Here is the pic of the root area as requested.

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Shellseeker

A very unusual tooth.  Could it have been an enamel cap or pathological form without roots?

 

This tread discusses it for Mastodons.  I am not sure that the process applies to Dire wolf.

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/20715-mammut-americanum/

 

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Familyroadtrip

Yes... I’d say canid, most likely Dire Wolf. Nice find! Here’s one had that is similar too, it’s a dire wolf M1, I believe.

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Brandy Cole

Glad you got it ID'd.  What a great find!

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beachcomber

Thanks. It was another first for me after many years looking.

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