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Khyssa

Tiny, tiny mammal tooth

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Khyssa

I finally got my microscope attachment for my phone in the mail and spent a little time last night playing with it. Of course it got here the day after I started moving everything around in preperation for getting out the Christmas decorations!

I've posted pictures of this tiny tooth before but they were not very clear and I wasn't able to get it identified. Now that I have good pictures I have hope that someone might be able to tell me what it is. The tooth was found in micro matrix that I collected from Rattlesnake Creek in Gainesville, Florida last year. I believe the age of the area is miocene to pliocene. The tooth is 3mm long by 2mm wide. Forgot to include the scale in the pictures.

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Mike Pocock

Unfortunately I cant help with the ID BUT Nice find with nice clear images, thanks for the post.

Regards

Mike

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jpc

That's a weird one.. I wonder if it might be a bat lower molar.

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Khyssa

Looks a lot like my bat tooth from Rattlesnake Creek. :)

Fossil ID - The Fossil Forum

Your link just takes me back to the main fossil forum page.

It would be great if this is a bat tooth! I tried to search for images of bat teeth online but didn't have much success with finding close up pictures.

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old bones

Your link just takes me back to the main fossil forum page.

It would be great if this is a bat tooth! I tried to search for images of bat teeth online but didn't have much success with finding close up pictures.

Whoops... try this one...

Rattlesnake Creek 2015 - Fossil Hunting Trips - The Fossil Forum

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Khyssa

My tooth does look a lot like yours and both teeth were found in the same creek. Now I wonder if mine is a modern tooth or a fossil one. Or maybe it's somewhere in between the two.

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jcbshark

Nice find, sometimes it's tough to tell if teeth are modern or fossil when you find them in a creek. At least with bone you can be a little more certain : )

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