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Hey y'all, found what I think may be a Cretaceous mammal incisor. I was hoping to find some mammal teeth when I got the Aguja matrix, but since I haven't found any before, need more experienced eyes. Could very well be a piece of something else.

 

It's about 5mm in length. Thanks!

 

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The real help in identifying it would be a well-lit and well-focused image of the occlusal end (or what may remain of it if it is broken). That is the most diagnostic view for potential mammal teeth.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Not sure which is the occlusal end on this guy (guessing the left in the last pic), so captured both :headscratch:

 

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(top pic corresponds to left end in last pic of previous post)

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The rounded end is likely the root end and the flared end is likely the occlusal. That end appears to be broken off as it does not seem to be normal wear. Suspected Cretaceous mammal teeth are well out of my league--perhaps @jpc may have some input?

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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I don't know what this is but it is not a multi incisor.  There are too many things going on in it, such as that little sharp ridge I see on the left end of the last photo (first post).  Multi incisors also have a definite distinction between where there is enamel and where there is no enamel.  This seems to all have the same surface.  I don't know how rare they are in the Aguja compared to the Lance/ Hell Creek, but keep looking.  

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