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Hey gang, looking for some help/insight...may not be enough here to ask but I'll throw it out. So, recently there was a thread about gator/whale teeth and it made me go thru some old creek material I had and here's a little gator tooth that I referenced.

 

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I also had this 2.5 cm long fragment below in the gator stuff which I believe is wrong but maybe not. 

Seems to have an ovoid cross section that's about 1.4cm across and what appears to be possible vertical narrow grooves/channels (see red arrows) and a possible central core...

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Thanks in advance..

Regards, Chris 

 

 

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Innocentx

Is the second example the root of the tooth?

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4 hours ago, Plantguy said:

 

Seems to have an ovoid cross section that's about 1.4cm across and what appears to be possible vertical narrow grooves/channels (see red arrows) and a possible central core...

6.thumb.jpg.2338c05b602a88b3d23c5f015ccc955a.jpg

 

 

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2 hours ago, Innocentx said:

Is the second example the root of the tooth?

Good question. Front and back images of same specimen--sorry the photo size makes it look different. I'm actually not sure what I'm looking at and its proper orientation..I guess it could be all root but at one point I thought maybe its a fragment of all crown. Hoping someone has seen some broken teeth/roots might easily recognize it. Could be just another scrap I should just put aside quickly! But I am still curious about this texture I've circled--seems like I've seen it on teeth/roots somewhere.

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I'm ok if someone tells me to put it the scrap box and dont try to label it at all(other to say its not an invert or plant) and/or just throw the dang thing out...As my wife would say...just let it go.....LOL. 

Regards, Chris 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Plantguy said:

But I am still curious

Hard to let go of a good mystery.  The only other tooth I've seen that looks anything similar to this is an impossibility but I'll put it here just for the sake of thinking about. The grooving is very reminiscent(though not really the same) of Triceratops. Laughter is a good thing so go ahead. :D

So much lies undiscovered out there. I would hold on to it until you're sure it's not worthy.

 

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