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Mosasaurus Fossil Tooth Root Bone

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BadlandTraveller    3
BadlandTraveller

Recent auction post labelled 'MOSASAURUS FOSSIL TOOTH ROOT BONE'.

 

I'm a little new at this so bear with me but - The root bone looks real but the teeth look placed.

 

Is it a red flag that one tooth curves to the left while the other curves to the right?

 

 

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-Andy-    396
-Andy-

Looks good to me. The one inside is called an erupting tooth.

 

There's authentic bone material there, and some mosasaur roots are known to have a "backup" tooth within. The curving could be due to deformation during the fossilization process.

 

I stand corrected. Seth is more knowledgeable than me in this area so you should defer to his judgement :)

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BadlandTraveller    3
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Great info Seth thank you.

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PFOOLEY    746
PFOOLEY
2 hours ago, BadlandTraveller said:

...The root bone looks real but the teeth look placed...

 

Good eye. :fistbump:

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sseth    217
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34 minutes ago, BadlandTraveller said:

Great info Seth thank you.

No problem.  Having seen thousands of these over the years It becomes easier and easier to spot things like this.  Good catch on your part.

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