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While digging around in some bone bed (Triassic, Rhaetic, Penarth Group, Westbury Formation, Rhaetic Bone Bed

Aust Cliff, River Severn, South Gloucestershire, UK.) I found this tooth. I must have cracked a ton of this stuff over recent years and have never found anything like it.:wacko:

 

Fossils of the area are marine reptiles tiles and fish. Common finds are fish teeth and coprolites, plesiosaur and ichthyosaur bones, mostly, unsurprising, vertebrae.

 

Oh and thank you Ray @aerogrower it's first outing :) 

 

Your wisdom and comments please!

 

Labial surface

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Root end

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Stupidly I forgot to photograph the proximal sides but hopefully you can get a rough idea from the other shots. 

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FossilDudeCO

Wow, what a strange find!

 

:popcorn:

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That's weird, I'm not to familiar with the formation, but it looks kinda like a herbivorous dinosaur tooth. I'll do some research...

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Does look like sargodon, the dinosaur I'd was a wild guess

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1 hour ago, Troodon said:

It's not a dinosaur :D cool find 

 

Any chance it's G    Sargodon tomicus fish incisor 

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283090631_A_Marine_vertebrate_fauna_from_the_Late_Triassic_of_Somerset_and_a_review_of_British_placodonts

Yes, that's exactly what it is, thanks Frank. I know nothing about fish and certainly didn't know some fish had incisors. I thought fish had 'teeth'......

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29 minutes ago, JohnBrewer said:

Yes, that's exactly what it is, thanks Frank. I know nothing about fish and certainly didn't know some fish had incisors. I thought fish had 'teeth'......

 

Ha ha, that's two of us,  just happened to be very lucky on a Triassic search.

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1 minute ago, Troodon said:

 

Ha ha, that's two of us,  just happened to be very lucky on a Triassic search.

Yeah, and this thing with dinos and feathers....

 

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