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DatFossilBoy

I purchased this tooth on an auction site for very cheap and I'm wondering what it could be.

It is from Calvert Cliffs,Maryland and its 3,5cm. Thats All the information I know...

I have 2 guesses: whale or Pliosaur though I think it's more whale than Pliosaur because they are very rare...

What do you think? Any clue or detail would help.Thanks

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*THEO*

I think the Calvert Cliffs have only Miocene formations so it can't be Pliosaur.Also Pliosaur teeth are usually more slender.

It must be either croc or whale tooth.

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jpc

where are all our Calvert Cliffs collectors?  I vote for croc, but I really don't know much about whale teeth.  

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Troodon

I'm with @jpc Croc have found many big ones at the cliffs.   By the way the exposure is Miocene so no pliosaurs.  Lots of whale material found there.

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WhodamanHD
28 minutes ago, jpc said:

where are all our Calvert Cliffs collectors?  

Most of us are out on the cliffs:P

I vote croc as well but it is kinda worn for me to be confident it’s not odontocete.

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Darktooth
2 hours ago, DatFossilBoy said:

I purchased this tooth on an auction site for very cheap and I'm wondering what it could be.

It is from Calvert Cliffs,Maryland and its 3,5cm. Thats All the information I know...

I have 2 guesses: whale or Pliosaur though I think it's more whale than Pliosaur because they are very rare...

What do you think? Any clue or detail would help.Thanks

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What is the size of this tooth?

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Tidgy's Dad

I think crocodile. :)

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MeargleSchmeargl

+1 for crocodilian origins.

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abyssunder

I'm leaning toward odontocete tooth.

 

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comparative picture from here

 

 

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Seguidora-de-Isis

Actually the dental morphology of this fossilized tooth of Calvert Cliffs deceives, because it resembles crocodilian teeth very much, but even if this tooth is woefully broken and poorly preserved, it is definitely a cetacean.

 

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And this has already been discussed in another topic:

 

 

 

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WhodamanHD

Can you take a picture of the base of the tooth?

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