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Mtskinner

I’m pretty sure this is an xiphactinus tooth but I’ve never seen one that’s fully rooted before so that’s what has me questioning my original thought. I have several X-fish in my collection but all appear to sheds or broken off where the root would’ve been. I found this tooth last Sunday on a bar where I’ve found 10-12 other X-fish. It was found in the Blufftown formation of Alabama and is 1-5/8” long, 5-16” wide. Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated!

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-Andy-

Looks like Xiphactinus to me too.

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Foozil

Nice tooth.

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice find ! 

That's a lovely tooth. :)

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Bone guy

I've never seen a rootedd x tooth. That's a beauty, nice find! :D 

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Mtskinner

Thank you for the comments everyone! Here’s a pic of the other little guys I’ve found on this same bar. 06A6913C-D4FE-4C64-812E-A0197B00E7C2.thumb.jpeg.f3fc136781d36bb14ccab0017b8dbd34.jpeg

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TNCollector

Wow, that is exciting. I have never heard of or seen an x-fish tooth with the root before. Amazing condition and spectacular specimen. Congrats

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sixgill pete

Beautiful specimen. I too, have never seen one rooted. 

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ALABAMAHEADHUNTER

I have been collecting Cretaceous fossils in Alabama for 30+ years . Those teeth are very similar to Plesiosaur teeth we have found in Green County . Nice fossils ! 

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