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Drumfish tooth?

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Ludwigia

Hello to the teeth experts. I was just wondering if this tiny tooth (5mm.) belongs to a drumfish. It's somewhat differently shaped than the others I've found here (Miocene Burdigalian of southern Germany), but I think it fits the picture.

 

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ynot

I would go with a fish tooth, but not a drum fish.

Never seen a drum fish tooth with root, and they have more of a half soccer ball shape rather than a half rugby ball shape.

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Ludwigia
1 hour ago, ynot said:

I would go with a fish tooth, but not a drum fish.

Never seen a drum fish tooth with root, and they have more of a half soccer ball shape rather than a half rugby ball shape.

That's what was making me wonder about this one. Maybe @Al Dente has an idea?

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Al Dente

It looks like a fish tooth. I’m guessing quite a few different species can have this shape tooth.

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Ludwigia
9 hours ago, Al Dente said:

It looks like a fish tooth. I’m guessing quite a few different species can have this shape tooth.

Hmmm. Sounds kinda difficult. Specifically which species or genera were you thinking of? Maybe this view from above could help. It is not perfectly round, but rather flat oval. Could it perhaps belong to a ray?

 

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Ludwigia

After a considerable amount of internet research, I've come to the conclusion that this tooth comes in all likelihood from a Sea Bream, possibly Sparus sp., which is present in the geological record of Miocene southern Gemany.

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Coco

OK with Sparidae family.

 

Coco

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