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I found this in a river in Virginia -- miocene Yorktown Formation.

 

Does this look like a miocene horse?  Maybe it's a modern horse tooth that got washed into the river?

 

Any help from the experts appreciated!

 

Matt

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The little vertical lines on the 2nd photo add in the elements of determination leading to the horse.

 

Coco

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59 minutes ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

Thinking Pleistocene to modern horse.

Agree

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+1 for 'modern' Equus.  The presence of an attached protocone is a bit of a giveaway.

 

-Joe

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Harry Pristis

 

I agree.  It's an equus M1 or M2.

 

Just a cautionary note:  An attached protocone is not always indicative of Equus, as in the attached images of Dinohippus and Calippus below.

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Thanks for the wisdom!  Any thoughts on how I can distinguish between a modern horse and a pleistocene horse?  Or should I just assume it's modern?

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