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Ichthyosaurus tooth?

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Hi

 

This is ichthyosaurus tooth?

Age: Jurassic?

Location:Górka Pychowicka , Kraków , Southern Poland.

 

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Kane

I'm not really seeing tooth here, but those aren't in my wheelhouse. Maybe @JohnBrewer could say?

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Napoleon North

Next photo:

 

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Kane

That looks more tooth-like with the striations visible, but it is also very worn.

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Napoleon North

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Napoleon North

Fossil  or modern ?

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Vieira

I don't see a tooth here.

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Napoleon North

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Fossildude19

I'm in the rock camp. :unsure: 

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Napoleon North

99% tooth 

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Kane

Well, I suppose we'll just have to wait until the tooth experts chime in. ;) 

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Taogan

I see something and it could be a tooth root from some sort of marine reptile, but very worn, that line and the change in texture. I am not 100% convinced. 

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JohnBrewer

Not an ichthyosaur tooth in my opinion. Does look like a very eroded tooth though. In that condition, if a tooth, I doubt you'd get an ID. 

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Mike from North Queensland

Based from what I can see in the photos the root shape looks like what I would expect from an ichthyosaur.

The little bit of the crown left makes it a bit hard to identify though so any ID is still tentative. 

I would call it ichthyosaur based on the photos as I do not know another marine or terrestrial reptile that has teeth that grow in a canal as apposed to a socket in the jaw giving the root the squarish look.

 

Mike D'Arcy 

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Mike from North Queensland

Here are a few teeth for a bit of comparison of the root shape.

The one on the left would be the best match for your specimen.

 

Mike

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JohnBrewer
23 minutes ago, Mike from North Queensland said:

Based from what I can see in the photos the root shape looks like what I would expect from an ichthyosaur.

The little bit of the crown left makes it a bit hard to identify though so any ID is still tentative. 

I would call it ichthyosaur based on the photos as I do not know another marine or terrestrial reptile that has teeth that grow in a canal as apposed to a socket in the jaw giving the root the squarish look.

 

Mike D'Arcy 

Yes, I agree having read your comments and re-looking at the original and your images Mike. 

 

That's a great collection you have!

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