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This tooth was found in Sacha's Merritt Island, Florida (Pleistocene) matrix. It is in pretty good shape... the roots are odd. Any ideas?

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Julianna

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Ummm...depends on if you want to keep it. If you give it away, tell us whose it is...then I can tell you. :P

(I'm no help, at all. :) )

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There is something funny about the "roots"; I do not see any bony texture, and they look hollow (as if the whole was a kind of hollow cone that is now missing the sides). Overall, it really isn't very toothlike to me.

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mammal incisors are single-rooted.. this is something else.

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Julianna, does it appear broken on the opposite missing view?

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There is something funny about the "roots"; I do not see any bony texture, and they look hollow (as if the whole was a kind of hollow cone that is now missing the sides). Overall, it really isn't very toothlike to me.

mammal incisors are single-rooted.. this is something else.

I knew it didn't look right...

Julianna, does it appear broken on the opposite missing view?

The other side is just like the one showing... I missed a view when photographing... The thing looks complete, only the brownish enamel partially gone.

Now I am very curious about this.

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Hey-hi Julianna,

I think that it is a partial of a premolar that has been tumbled smooth.

Tony

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It looks like the Sheepshead (Archosargus sp.) tooth I found in the same matrix, but with some enamel worn away, the inside hollowed out, and the sides broken open.

Here's mine for comparison:

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It looks like the Sheepshead (Archosargus sp.) tooth I found in the same matrix, but with some enamel worn away, the inside hollowed out, and the sides broken open.

Here's mine for comparison:

attachicon.gifSheepshead Tooth #1, pic A, Merritt Island Micros.JPG attachicon.gifSheepshead Tooth #1, pic C, Merritt Island Micros.JPG attachicon.gifSheepshead Tooth #1, pic B, Merritt Island Micros.JPG

This looks like a good probability. :)

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It looks like the Sheepshead (Archosargus sp.) tooth I found in the same matrix, but with some enamel worn away, the inside hollowed out, and the sides broken open.

Here's mine for comparison:

attachicon.gifSheepshead Tooth #1, pic A, Merritt Island Micros.JPG attachicon.gifSheepshead Tooth #1, pic C, Merritt Island Micros.JPG attachicon.gifSheepshead Tooth #1, pic B, Merritt Island Micros.JPG

That makes so much sense! I have dozens of those teeth from different matrices, but never would have recognized it in this condition. Thanks, PA Fossil finder! :)

And thanks to all who made suggestions.

Julianna

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