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What is this North American Megafauna Fossil Tooth?

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What is this fossil tooth from Dakota? Found in the 1980's, the location is not know, perhaps from near Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota, USA.

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice tooth! 

I agree with the above, if you look at these Archaeotherium teeth for comparison I think it's a pretty close match.

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bongysongy

Ingenious ID, what can I say. fantastic, Thank you. 

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jpc

yes, Archaeotherium.  Interesting that is it labeled "Dakota".  There are two Dakotas, North ans South.  The word is rarely used without the geographic specifiers.  

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bongysongy

Yes, I plagiarized this question from a physical geography forum because I knew the guy wouldn't find a real paleocene specialists there. I am so bad at names. In my mind right now I was thinking "why did they name a place big butte creek in America, that sounds jamaican" and actually it's butte county. Hope I can go there one day.  

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WhodamanHD
8 minutes ago, bongysongy said:

butte

A butte is a land feature, like a small Mesa. They are beautiful if you ever get a chance to see one!

Always thought entelodonts were cool, big scary pigs from the past. 

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ynot
15 minutes ago, bongysongy said:

why did they name a place big butte

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These buttes are in monument valley Utah.

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Troodon

However no buttes in Butte County, SD is pretty flat just rolling prairies.  Nice country. 

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WhodamanHD
38 minutes ago, Troodon said:

However no buttes in Butte County, SD is pretty flat just rolling prairies.  Nice country. 

The tricksters!

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RyanDye

Here's an acrotherium of my own for reference. These were found in south dakota, white river formation. 

 

 

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Tidgy's Dad
12 minutes ago, RyanDye said:

Here's an acrotherium of my own for reference. These were found in south dakota, white river formation. 

 

 

Nice! :)

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