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laurie

Hello!  Does anyone happen to know what kind of tooth this is?  We’ve never seen one like this before!  This was found in summerville, SC.  

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Troodon

Thats a cool tooth, nice find.  It looks pathological can you take a photo of the other side.

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Tidgy's Dad

I agree, I think you may have a very interesting pathological shark's tooth there. :)

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WhodamanHD

A beautiful patho! A rare tooth indeed.

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laurie

Here’s the back of it and a closer shot of the front.  What does pathological mean if you do t mind my asking?  We are new at this.  

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
9 minutes ago, laurie said:

Here’s the back of it and a closer shot of the front.  What does pathological mean if you do t mind my asking?  We are new at this.  

A pathology is an abnormality in the tooth growth from the norm ... resulting in a deformity or malformation. Sometimes caused by disease , malnutrition, growing in poorly in an odd position, crowding, injury to the area etc... etc ...

 

Nice tooth.

 

Cheers,

Brett

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GeschWhat

Now that is one awesome tooth! :envy:

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Troodon

One possibility is a tiger shark that one of the shoulder cusps grew very large

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Photo from fossilguy.com

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caldigger

The picture of the lingual side looks like it has serrations, so I am going to through Great White out there.

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JurassicParkCarnotaurus

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Heres a picture of a pathological Tiger tooth. Looks similar to me.

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JurassicParkCarnotaurus

Whoops- photo from Robert C on Flickr 

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WhodamanHD

Yeah, I agree with Physogaleus  or Galeocerdo.

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laurie

Thank you everyone!  Super cool!  

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ynot

Great find!

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PaleoNoel

Nice find! And I think it likely comes from a Physogaleus contortus (extinct tiger shark).

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