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My new ceratopsian tooth

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PetrosTrilobite

Species: Unidentified

Age: Late cretaceous

Location: Montana

Formation: Two Medicine Formation, Judith River Group

Size: 0.8"

 

 

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Pemphix

Pic's too blurry to determine....

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PetrosTrilobite
10 minutes ago, Pemphix said:

Pic's too blurry to determine....

I don't have good camera.

 

This is a photo from the site:

 

www.FossilEra.com-specimen-254-67762-8.jpg

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Pemphix

That one's better - @Troodon may help with ID.

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PetrosTrilobite

Northwest Montana. I don't know more.

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What is a shed tooth?

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Bobby Rico
4 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Ceratopsian, as they eat, wear down their teeth as they eat and then shed them with a replacement tooth.    Its like a conveyor belt of teeth.

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Northwest Montana is Two Medicine formation.  Not sure why the seller mentions Judith River, just not accurate

 

 

 

 

 

I was wondering is this what they call a spit tooth? thanks

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Bobby Rico
3 hours ago, Troodon said:

Actually the common name is  "spitter" and its what the name implies the Ceratopsian spit them out or loose them while grazing.  Hadrosaurs have a similar dental problem :D  All of the loose theropod teeth you see sold are mostly shed teeth but are not worn like herbivores.  

Thanks Frank I think shed tooth is a better name. They make an very interesting specimens as the creature was a live when they lost the tooth. I going see if I can get myself a couple for my collection . 

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Tidgy's Dad
3 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Thanks Frank I think shed tooth is a better name. They make an very interesting specimens as the creature was a live when they lost the tooth. I going see if I can get myself a couple for my collection . 

Yeah, me too, I nearly got wifey to get me a Triceratops spitter for Christmas. 

And then didn't! 

This year, maybe! :D

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Bobby Rico
4 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Yeah, me too, I nearly got wifey to get me a Triceratops spitter for Christmas. 

And then didn't! 

This year, maybe! :D

Wifeys are very unpredictable sometimes but I bet you got someting nicer instead.:D

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Tidgy's Dad
1 minute ago, Bobby Rico said:

Wifeys are very unpredictable sometimes but I bet you got someting nicer instead.:D

She has no idea, so I buy on her behalf. 

And, yes , I did! :D 

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thelivingdead531
2 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

She has no idea, so I buy on her behalf. 

And, yes , I did! :D 

I pretty much have to buy any fossil gifts on my husband’s behalf as well, he wouldn’t know where to start and I would probably end up with a T.rex replica tooth that cost him £15 lol. 

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Bobby Rico
3 hours ago, thelivingdead531 said:

I pretty much have to buy any fossil gifts on my husband’s behalf as well, he wouldn’t know where to start and I would probably end up with a T.rex replica tooth that cost him £15 lol. 

Mrs Rico got a good eye for the unusual so I am alway happy with her gifts.

 

 

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