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fangirl0708

Just left Gainesville, found this oddity while we were hunting and I was hoping to see if anyone can help me ID it.  We are still driving, so if better pictures are needed, please let me know. It is the size of a dime. 

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Rockwood

Fish tooth plate.

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WhodamanHD
35 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

Fish tooth plate.

+1

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Harry Pristis

 

Nice!  The teeth typically are lost in the Plio-Pleistocene homologous plates found in South Florida.  Like this one:

 

 

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Rockwood

I must be getting soft. Almost said drum, but chickened out.

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Al Dente

It is a phyllodont type toothplate, probably from a wrasse.

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Jeffrey P

That's a beautiful find. Congratulations.

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Rockwood
13 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

It is a phyllodont type toothplate, probably from a wrasse.

Now if I could just learn to be more patient. :)

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Harry Pristis

 

Hulbert does list one wrasse (Family LABRIDAE) in the Middle Miocene, but it is "genus and spec. indet."

 

 

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WhodamanHD

@Harry Pristis @Al Dente

How about ocean sunfish?

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Al Dente
9 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

@Harry Pristis @Al Dente

How about ocean sunfish?

Ocean sunfish (Mola) have bony beaks that lack enamel teeth.

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WhodamanHD
1 hour ago, Al Dente said:

Ocean sunfish (Mola) have bony beaks that lack enamel teeth.

Sorry, I mean regular sunfish (I remembered looking at some specimens, just found some other references to them) genus Lepomis.

i know they have been found in the middle Miocene of Florida.

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Harry Pristis

 

Lepomis and other freshwater sunfish have, I believe, essentially undifferentiated teeth in their grinding mills.

 

 

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Coco

Hi,

 

If it is Miocene, it looks like Labrodon pavimentatum.

 

Coco

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