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Fossil Tooth? Can you help me identiify?

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suedbq

This was found near Custer Park in South Dakota.  I know it is part of a jaw bone with a tooth in it but I cannot figure out what kind of mammal it might belong to.  Can you help?

 

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Tidgy's Dad

An Oreodont, I think. 

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abyssunder

Welcome to the Forum! :)

It may be of Hyracodon.

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Nimravis
9 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

Welcome to the Forum! :)

It may be of Hyracodon.

I also agree- Oligocene Hyracodon lower jaw portion with a tooth.

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Nimravis

Someone must have dropped it at Custer State Park- I do not believe that there are any Oligocene exposures in Custer- 50 or so miles to the East yes.

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caldigger

A lightening strike mammal tooth, now there's a nifty item.

59 minutes ago, suedbq said:

 

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suedbq
14 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Someone must have dropped it at Custer State Park- I do not believe that there are any Oligocene exposures in Custer- 50 or so miles to the East yes.

Hi.  That is possible.  I was walking on a trail near Hermosa and it was just sitting there in the middle of the trail.

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Harry Pristis

 

For comparison:

 

 

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Nimravis
2 hours ago, suedbq said:

Hi.  That is possible.  I was walking on a trail near Hermosa and it was just sitting there in the middle of the trail.

Good to know- thanks.

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suedbq

Thanks for the information.  I appreciate it.  I plan on making a shadow box for it and wanted to be able to put some kind of label on it. 

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