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It never occurred to me that this happens in rays.:blush:

Even normal Dasyatis teeth look ready to split!

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ynot

Very nice little fun fact Marco!

Thanks for the new objective.

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MarcoSr
1 hour ago, ynot said:

Very nice little fun fact Marco!

Thanks for the new objective.

 

Tony

 

I used to think teeth like this were pathological but after seeing the elasmo write-up and doing some further research I realized that they were file splitting teeth.

 

Marco Sr.

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MarcoSr
2 hours ago, Auspex said:

It never occurred to me that this happens in rays.:blush:

Even normal Dasyatis teeth look ready to split!

 

Chas

 

It never occurred to me either until I saw the elasmo write-up a while back.  I haven't found many fossil file splitting teeth but if you do have an extant ray jaw with them usually you only see a couple among hundreds of regular teeth so they are a very small percentage of ray teeth. 

 

Marco Sr.

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