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Kigiyuk

Bison tooth?

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Kigiyuk

Found this on the beach today. Located in Nome, Alaska, right on the Bering Sea. No bovines to be found here.IMG_0655.thumb.JPG.4ecc409de0b5ef5f7fb4310a84448f0c.JPGIMG_0654.thumb.JPG.a28b808dd846c3addfddf7db032e2ae1.JPG

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Chase_E

I believe this is a bison tooth mainly because it has a stylid. 

This post might help you as well. 

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FossilDiggin

I'm no expert but I've found several horse teeth in creeks and on the beach that look just like that.

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ynot

Just curious-- what do musk ox teeth look like?

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WhodamanHD

Hello from Maryland, in the far north reaches of the world, bovids rarely make a home. I'm guessing that previously someone brought a cow up there, possibly trying to raise them for meat. Maybe during the gold rush this could have happened. One possible but extremely unlikely explaination is that it was thrown off a ship in the Bering, maybe as throw away bits from a head. A probably explaination, is someone was butchering a cow and threw away the skull, probably somewhere not far from the beach, and the tooth dislodged and was swept to the beach. I hope this helps, and that you find out the rest of this specimens history!

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WhodamanHD

Musk ox teeth picture, found online, they seem to lack a stylid.

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