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Teeth ID? Oreodont? Found in South Dakota

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Sailor435

Found this while hiking and climbing in south west South Dakota not far from Badlands National Park. A quick google search suggested an early camel, but I'd like to know for sure if possible.

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

Can You post pictures of the chewing surface of it.

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Foozil

No idea, but thats really cool! 

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snolly50

A view of the chewing surface would help. I don't think it's going to end up "oreodont." 

Edit: I just noted you said "camel" and there are two raccoons on your back!

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ynot

@Harry Pristis may have an idea on this one.

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Fossildude19

Looks like your first picture went missing. :( 

Can you post images of both sides of the item? 

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Sailor435

It still shows the first picture there for me, here is the other side

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Coco

Hi,

 

1 hour ago, Sailor435 said:

It still shows the first picture there for me, here is the other side

 

 

Because it is on YOUR computer ! I can't see the 1st one too... Please put it again !

 

Coco

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fossilized6s

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Fossildude19

Usually a top down, right side, and left side view are required for ID purposes on mammal teeth.

Regards,

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Peat Burns

It looks like it might be broken on one side?  Based on the relatively small size (compared to an oreodont), it might be an early camel.  I'm terrible at doing this kind of thing from photos, especially if it is broken.  Here are some possible candidates that are still farm fresh from my summer collecting (not completely prepped / cleaned):

 

These are all mandibles:

 

Oreodont:

 

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Poebrotherium (camel):

 

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Leptomeryx (early deer) (perhaps too worn to be of use here):

 

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Harry Pristis

I think it's a lower third molar (m3) from an artiodactyl, perhaps a small oreodont or Leptomeryx.

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Sailor435

Whoops heres the first photo again

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jpc

I think it is a poebrotherium.  I amnot real good at these artiodactyls without my collection at hand.  My fossils are all,packed away since we just moved into a new house.

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Max-fossils

Can't help with ID, but that is a GORGEOUS find!!! :wub::envy:

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