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Greensmill run nc ID-mastadon or whale maybe?

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AshHendrick

Would appreciate some help on this one. Found at the GMR creek in Greenville nc, has peedee , yorktown and some Pleistocene stuff too, found among mako and great white teeth along with some Cretaceous shark teeth. The texture inside is interesting almost like the mastadon slivers I’ve found at gmr but not quite... maybe part of whale tooth root? Any direction is greatly appreciated, even if it is just a plain oh piece of bone, haha! 

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AshHendrick

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AshHendrick

Actually taking this last photo I’m more convince it’s some kind of mammal tooth root hole from the curvature where my thumb is. 

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FossilDAWG

Just a guess, but maybe a chunk of gomphothere tooth?

 

Don

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AshHendrick

Oh man that would just be fantastic!!! 

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Carl

That's the only thing that comes to my mind as well.

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PaleoRon

I found some walrus tusk chunks in GMR that have a similar texture.

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AshHendrick

You guys are getting me super excited over here as either would be a first for me as well as both rather uncommon for GMR from my experience. I'll be googling both options trying to figure it out until I or someone on here can say 100%  - oh the suspense!! 

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FossilDAWG

@Harry Pristis and @Boesse would both be able to offer an authoritative opinion, I would think.

 

Don

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Harry Pristis

 

My impression is, as FossilDAWG suggested, is that this is a partial elephantoid cheek tooth.

 

 

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sixgill pete

I'm thinking elephantoid also. I have a partial walrus tusk from GMR and have seen a complete one from there. This does not compare favorably to me.

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Boesse

This is very likely to be something like a single loph of Mammut or Cuvieronius or something similar.

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AshHendrick

AWESOME! Thanks guys! :) Super stoked about this! I love when I find something new in GMR I haven't come across yet! I mean, I never get tired of the beautiful shark teeth pulled from the creek, but it's always exciting to expand my collection and learn more about what's out there!! 

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