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A couple of Canines

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A hunting partner asked me to ID this canine, approximately 1.25 inches. I think I know what it is because of the "ripple" in the enamel, but feel better if backed by TFF expertise.

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I usually search TFF and the internet for matches and saw an old TFF post from 4 years ago that never quite identified this tooth. 5ae4938bc94b1_Picture2072Canine_cm.jpg.38068726db11b0b0da4faf4135fd44f5.jpg5ae49390e1245_Picture2073.thumb.jpg.63f5acd787e232950bdd5a29117c86b5.jpg5ae49391c1b65_Picture2075canine2_cm.jpg.39f7c6f8af65cb039adb38a2fad47a8c.jpg

This TFF thread discusses Peccary.

In the above thread, @Harry Pristismakes this comment: With the wear facet on the outside of the curve, Gary, your find is an upper canine.

That's what I seem to have , a very small peccary looking tooth with the  wear facet on the outside of the curve.

Are there other possibilities for the Peace River Miocene - Pleistocene mix?

 

Thanks for the help, Jack

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Shellseeker

I always search after I post.

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257618845_Collared_peccary_Mammalia_Artiodactyla_Tayassuidae_Pecari_from_the_late_Pleistocene_of_Florida

Here is a possibility, since this small peccary comes from the Peace River, and I know a few things about that location.:D

Still reading the pdf.. NEVER, EVER, EVER throw out an interesting fossil.

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I sent photos to Richard Hulbert, 

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That is a peccary canine.  Can’t tell if it is a juvenile canine or an adult worn that is heavily worn.  More likely the latter.  Also small size suggests Mylohyus or (less likely) Pecari instead of Platygonus.                  Richard

In the Florida fossil record, there are 3 Peccary: Platygonus is the largest and Pecari the smallest. There is certainly an impressive range in size.  The Platygonus 4 inch canine below came from a Florida phosphate mine.

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