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Pathological Juvenile Carcharodontosaurus Tooth???

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Jaimin013

Hi everyone,

 

The tooth below is being advertised as a Pathological Juvenile CARCHARODONTOSAURUS Tooth on the popular auction site. Is this legit? I have my doubts... Please let me know your thoughts on this. I am curious to see what people think.

 

Seller says Pathological teeth are not common and tend to be caused by infections during the animals lifetime and that the tooth itself has unusual depressions, narrow tip, twists and shape to it. Its 23mm and the seller says it is clear this Carcharodontosaurus was easily under 1 year old... :headscratch:

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Bone guy

I'm thinking this is either spinosaur or pterosaur, need some more expert opinions though @Troodon @LordTrilobite

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ynot

It does look like a pathologic tooth. I can not say anything about the species or age at death.

 

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Jaimin013
2 minutes ago, Bone guy said:

I'm thinking this is either spinosaur or pterosaur, need some more expert opinions though @Troodon @LordTrilobite

That's what I was thinking...hmm strange looking tooth

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Troodon

I dont think its a tooth or dinosaurian but very cool whatever it is.   Dont see any serrations or cervix. Fish? I also dont believe its pathological 

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LordTrilobite

Well that does indeed look like an interesting piece. It does look quite abnormal. But since it's so weird looking, I think identifying it with any certainty would be quite hard.

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Bone guy

Whatever it is it's cool! 

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Jaimin013

No idea what it could be haha

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ynot
4 minutes ago, Troodon said:

I dont think its a tooth or dinosaurian but very cool whatever it is.   Dont see any serrations or cervix. Fish? I also dont believe its pathological 

If not a tooth could it be a fish fin spine?

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WhodamanHD
2 minutes ago, ynot said:

If not a tooth could it be a fish fin spine?

Something in my head keeps saying “hybodont” but maybe I’m just going crazy. Maybe a weirdly large hybodont cephalon spine?

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Troodon
6 minutes ago, ynot said:

If not a tooth could it be a fish fin spine?

Yes one possibility or part of the gills . Very interesting item.

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Haravex

I feel this has enamel and therefor would say tooth...now of what I am not sure no serrations present so I would personally rule out carcharodontosaurus and abelsauride so perhaps and in my opinion a fish tooth (not too educated on this field) with obviously a pathology, which in my book is really cool but don't pay an excessive amount for it.

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caldigger

Is the seller offering a locality on this "item"?

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Jaimin013
3 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Is the seller offering a locality on this "item"?

Nope just "Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, North Africa"

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WhodamanHD
19 minutes ago, Haravex said:

I feel this has enamel and therefor would say tooth

Not always the case, enamel like “skins” appear on some osteoderms, spines, scales, and other structures. Mother Nature is a tricky women.

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fossilized6s

It has the appearance of a tooth with a cavity for a replacement tooth. Almost like you would find in a Mosasaur. But it does look more fish to me. 

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RyanDye
21 hours ago, Haravex said:

I feel this has enamel and therefor would say tooth...now of what I am not sure no serrations present so I would personally rule out carcharodontosaurus and abelsauride so perhaps and in my opinion a fish tooth (not too educated on this field) with obviously a pathology, which in my book is really cool but don't pay an excessive amount for it.

I agree definitely not a carcharodontosaurus.

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Jaimin013

Yes it is definitely not carcharodontosaurus. I guess we wont be able to identify this specimen positively.

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hxmendoza

Sorry, I was out digging in Wyoming. 

Interesting tooth?

Doesn't look dinosaurian to me.

 

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WhodamanHD

The more I look at it the more it looks like a super pathological sawfish rostral tooth.

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