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Hi guys! I have been reading this site for quite some time but this is my first real post. Anyway, I found these two teeth off Venice. One is a normal looking mammoth tooth piece but the one on top seems very different. A few well educated people have indicated it is also just a Columbian Mammoth tooth but it looks so different I am struggling with that conclusion. I hope someone here could shed more light on this. Also, I will be adding a more detailed trip report in the proper forum soon. Thanks!post-1251-059508600 1278253970_thumb.jpg

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bear-dog
:) Need to research mammoth teeth in Fla.There were more than 1 type here.The top is from an older species possibly.Sorry I couldn't be more help.Great find though :thumbsu: Edited by bear-dog

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earthdog

I am not an expert, but I think it is Mammutus Imperator (Imperial Mammoth).

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PrehistoricFlorida

Mammuthus imperator is not found in Florida. In the picture where one tooth is on top of the other - The bottom tooth is the more common Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), the tooth on top is the older, less common Hayes mammoth (Mammuthus haroldcooki). There are several noted features to differentiate between the two species. In Florida, the Columbian mammoth (M. columbi) averages 22-25 "plates" per tooth, while the Hayes mammoth (M. haroldcooki) only averages 16-18. The plates on a Hayes mammoth's tooth are also much thicker than those on a Columbian mammoth's tooth.

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Guest BOHUNTER

MAN thats good stuff right there Thanks Nate! Awesome finds. Cant wait to dive Venice for something! LOL

Steve

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