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keithmegalodon

Hello TFF,
I bought this matrix with Edmontosaurus fossils. While I was looking at it, I saw this thing and It looked sort of like a tooth from some kind of dinosaur. Would you guys know what this is?

Thank you for your help.
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keithmegalodon

Hello TFF,

I bought this matrix with Edmontosaurus fossils. While I was looking at it, I saw this thing and It looked sort of like a tooth from some kind of dinosaur. Would you guys know what this is?

Thank you for your help.

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Keith

It's very hard to tell from the photo you provided. Off hand I don't think so but will need a better closeup of your specimen to see what you have. Thanks.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :)

I cropped and brightened your picture, but it's still a bit blurry.

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What is the size of the item??

Where did the fossils come from?

Is the item fairly flat??

My first thought is that it may be a fish scale, but would need more info, and much better pictures to tell.

Regards,

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sseth

Hard to tell form the picture but could be part of an ankylosaur tooth. Difficult to tell though.

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jpc

Yeah, the photo is tough, but i am leaning toward gar scale. Also very common in western usa material where you would expect to find hadro teeth.

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keithmegalodon

Hi everyone,

The item comes from hell creek formation. It is flat and is probably the size of half your pinky.

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keithmegalodon

Thank you Tim for making the image bigger and clearer! :)

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Keith

The angle is a difficult one to draw a conclusive ID from. We really need a better image. It's probably like jpc said a Garfish scale which are very common in those deposits.

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Opisthotriton

It is a fish scale, but not necessarily a gar scale due to the ridged edge on the left. Gar scales are generally simple smooth diamonds.

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keithmegalodon

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your replies!! Well probably it is a fish scale. :) I was hoping it would be some kind of hadro tooth. Well, it is still a fossil so it is pretty cool to have one. Thanks again! :)

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