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PaleoNoel

Hi everyone! I wanted to get some opinions on this tooth I found in Wyoming's White River formation back in 2020. While I was initially unsure of what it could be, over the last few years I have been of the belief that it was a somewhat worn incisor from an entelodont (Archaeotherium mortoni). The deeply rooted tooth is ~4 cm long and ~1.5 cm at its widest point. Any input would be appreciated. 

 

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ParkerPaleo

I think you are on the right path, it appears to be Entelodont to me.  I'm not sure you could define the species from a single incisor but it's a probable guess.

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For comparison I found this in Nebraska and was told it is an Entelodont.

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ParkerPaleo
2 hours ago, hoffy said:

For comparison I found this in Nebraska and was told it is an Entelodont.

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Entelodont for sure, but its the canine, rather than the incisor.

 

A few images from a cast I have.

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PaleoNoel
3 hours ago, ParkerPaleo said:

Entelodont for sure, but its the canine, rather than the incisor.

A few images from a cast I have.

 

Thanks for your help! I seems to compare quite well.

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Harry Pristis

The polished area at the base of the crown is speculated to be from uprooting resistant roots.   For comparison:

 

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PaleoNoel
55 minutes ago, Harry Pristis said:

The polished area at the base of the crown is speculated to be from uprooting resistant roots.   For comparison:

 

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That's really cool, I don't think I've ever seen entelodont material from Florida!

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