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Paolo stagnaro

post-16767-0-25629400-1413934041_thumb.jpgi found this fossil tooth in a second hand shop I need help to figure out what exactly is
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Thank you

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Troodon

When you purchased it did they have any information on it? Can you take a picture of the other side and what is its size? My initial quick call is that its not a tooth but a suggestive shaped object.

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Paolo stagnaro

Check the new images

i am pretty sure is a tooth

thank you for the help

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caldigger

Try to take pictures of both sides and along the slender portion as well as the "root" end. Sometimes it takes pictures from as many angles as you can provide to get a proper ID on the specimen.

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Paolo stagnaro

Hello Caldigger i did

can you check again

thank you

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fossilized6s

Welcome!

My initial impression is a poorly preserved piece of Rugose. Sorry, i dont see a tooth there.

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Fossildude19

I can't make out any real detail, as the pics are too small, and when I blow them up, too blurry.

I would agree with the assesment of the item in question being a Rugose or "Horn" coral.

Regards,

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Troodon

With the additional pictures agree not a tooth probably horn coral.

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Harry Pristis

I agree that this is a solitary rugose coral -- a 'horn' coral. "Rugose" is an adjective. It is not a synonym for "solitary," because there are colonial rugose corals.

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tmaier

Yep, rugose coral (horn coral). The photos are too small to see much detail,, but I see annular growth rings.

If you use some vinegar and a toothbrush you could clean the wide end of that specimen and see some detail. There is loose limestone on the end (the white stuff).

Here's one of my horn corals...

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