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Heavy Bison Lean but not sold yet

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i found this tooth on a gravel bar today, I'm thinking buffalo but seems big even for that, ive found horn cores part of a skull and a few leg bones of a buffalo up river but they are still bone. this tooth could be from the same animal but it seems unusually dense so it may be fossilized and therefore from another animal. or bison teeth are naturally dense i don't know looking for help with id. if my osteology class taught me anything i can tell you its an upper right molar but that's all I'm confident about. 

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other pics still too big to post together i guess

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Auspex

The degree to which the stylid is attached to or isolated from the rest of the tooth is used to distinguish bison from cow.

From what I can tell from the last image, it appears to be attached, which would argue for it being from a cow (or a big ole' bull).

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Harry Pristis

Some info:

 

 

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