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Hey guys I need your opinion on what these teeth are. They both came out of matrix of Zone 8 or 9 Blue Clay Calvert Formation 

They are rather small for Squalodon but could be from a juvenile specimen or could be Seal ?

 

 Thanks Cliff Dweller

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The one with the double root looks like squalodon to me. Were these teeth associated? 

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They were in a couple of feet of each other in the blue clay at Brownies.

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They are odontocete but I don’t think the single rooted tooth is Squalodon.

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The single rooted tooth looks like delphinodon dividum... but I hunt on the other side of the Atlantic. (Antwerp, Belgium) So not quite sure

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Nice! I’m sure @Boesse will know exactly what it is. 

36 minutes ago, CharlotteG said:

The single rooted tooth looks like delphinodon dividum... but I hunt on the other side of the Atlantic. (Antwerp, Belgium) So not quite sure

I believe it is sometimes found in the cliffs, but I know little more than that.

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Thanks guys for your help on IDENTIFYING these teeth. I remember finding them on the same day along with a Squalodon root fragment within a few feet of each other in the same blue gray clay Slump pile. 

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5 hours ago, CharlotteG said:

The single rooted tooth looks like delphinodon dividum... but I hunt on the other side of the Atlantic. (Antwerp, Belgium) So not quite sure

Since I have your attention Charlotte and you are knowledgeable in Miocene whale department I have these to associated I believe Whale teeth that I found in the matrix of Zone 10 Calvert formation in Maryland USA. What is your take on these specimens.image.thumb.jpg.1376f4395463ad3e5fe2e07a0629f240.jpgimage.thumb.jpg.1376f4395463ad3e5fe2e07a0629f240.jpg

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Hi sorry for the hiatus! The single rooted tooth above is certainly Delphinodon, and the double rooted tooth looks like a miniature Squalodon; smallish Squalodon-like teeth are known from the Pungo but are unpublished. The two teeth in the most recent picture look like Squalodon incisor tusks.

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