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Here's A Few Cretaceous Fossils That Have Me Stumped

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Mtskinner

This first tooth was found in southeast Alabama and reminds me of a porpoise tooth that I've seen before. It's 1-3/4" long and 1/2" wide. It was found in an area where we find everything from goblin to mosasaur teeth. Any thoughts as to what it is would be greatly appreciated!

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Mtskinner

Here's the second unknown tooth. It's an 1-1/4" long and 1/2" wide. It was found not far down the creek from the first tooth posted.

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old bones

Those are really cool finds. I can't help with IDs, but just wanted to say great photos! Eager to hear what you have found.

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Mtskinner

Saved my favorite for last...I believe this is a barracuda but I'm unsure. It's 1" by 3/4" and sports three perfect teeth.

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old bones

Holy smokes! That's beautiful!

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Mtskinner

Thanks, it's even better in person...just wish I could find the rest of it!

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Troodon

Your second unknown tooth is a dinosaur tooth from a hadrosaur. Your jaw section is from a fish but not sure exactly what species. No clue on your first one. Nice finds.

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Hunt4teeth

Those are some amazing finds, congrats!

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non-remanié

WOW! Awesome stuff! I feel like #1 is something pathological. Agree on the hadrosaur and the fish jaw is amazing as well, Xiphactinus vetus I believe.

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BobWill

Yeah, if that jaw has teeth that are round in cross-section it's probably an X-fish. Great finds.

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Mtskinner

Thanks for the comments! The hadrosaur is spot on...had no clue on that one. As far as the teeth in the jaw section go they are oval in shape and have a cutting edge on each side of each tooth. Tough to get a good picture straight on but hopefully these will help.

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Al Dente

Nice preservation on these fossils. The first fossil looks like a Hadrodus (or some other Pycnodont) incisor.

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lissa318

Great finds!!! Congrats! :)

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non-remanié

Seems like a really large one to me... but I considered this too so it could be on the right track.

Nice preservation on these fossils. The first fossil looks like a Hadrodus (or some other Pycnodont) incisor.

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MarcoSr

Nice preservation on these fossils. The first fossil looks like a Hadrodus (or some other Pycnodont) incisor.

Seems like a really large one to me... but I considered this too so it could be on the right track.

Eric & Steve

Wow the size of the specimen seems way too large to be a Pycndont. I have never seen anything close to that size from a Pycndont. Do you have any specimens near that large?

Marco Sr.

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Auspex

From Oceans of Kansas:

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Mtskinner

This is the only other pic on the net that I can find that looks close to what I have.

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Al Dente

The Hadrodus I find in North Carolina are small compared to this one. There is one pictured on the Oceans of Kansas web site that is larger than this one. According to the scale it is 2cm wide. It is the one still in the jaw toward the bottom of the page.

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Carcharodontosaurus

I agree that the second one is definitely a hadrosaur tooth. Great finds.

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siteseer

Dolphin teeth have more rounded roots in cross section. It does look more like a Hadrodus incisor-type tooth. Hadrodus teeth are known from Alabama and incisor crowns are described as being "about 1/2 inch across" (Thurmond and Jones, 1981). Figures are blurry in the book - no good shot of an incisor.

Thurmond, J.T. and D.E. Jones. 1981

Fossil Vertebrates of Alabama. University of Alabama Press.

This is the only other pic on the net that I can find that looks close to what I have.

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MikeR

What county are your finds from? The teeth would fall somewhere between Cretaceous and Oigocene and the county would go a long way in helping to nail down the geology. For instance, Greene, Sumter, Dallas would be Cretaceous. Clarke, Monroe, Choctaw, Washington Eocoene to Oligocene. The second tooth does appear to be Hadrosaur and a nice one at that. The second has me stumped. Auspex's Hadrodus looks similar. If Eocene, maybe immature Archaeocete (just guessing)?

Mike

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Mtskinner

Barbour county

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MikeR

Definitely Upper Cretaceous.

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Mtskinner

Definitely might be a match as here's another pic of an incisor that's similar. This one is from the oceans of Kansas site as well

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Mtskinner

Here's a few more angles of the tooth that may help.

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