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Large Canine fragment?

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darrow

I  picked it up on this morning from Galveston Bay dredge spoils. Late Pleistocene.

This piece kinda has the "feel" of ivory and appears to have a thin layer of enamel but It's unlike any other tooth or tusk I've found.  I thought it might be a canine but the cross section isn't a bit flattened.  Not at all round like other canine teeth I've looked at.  Any ideas?

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Neopaleo

It looks more like claw to me, because the ridge on inner curvature and bone material on surface layer.

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NWGeoFan

I agree with @Neopaleo looks clawlike

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JohnBrewer

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Troodon

Sorry cannot add much to the discussion.  Does not look like a tooth but a very worn bone.  Would a Pleistocene claw have all those irregular surfaces?

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darrow

I think it may be a peccary lower canine.

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Xiphactinus

Horse incisor?

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sloth

It may be the tusk from a juvenile walrus. Here is one I found in North Carolina, it was originally black but after some light polishing the striations in the ivory really popped.No automatic alt text available.

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Nathan1981

Can anyone tell me where the Galveston Dredge spoils are please. About to have every other weekend without my kids and I need something to keep me busy. Thank you.

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