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Mammal Incisor (tusk, but not elaphantine)

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rkfrace

Hello beloved forum.  I could use help on a mammal incisor ID for a friend: they don't have any info on the location, other than that it is domestic to the States, unfortunately.

 

I've ruled out Giant Beaver, and I assume it's not a baby mammoth tusk (there appears to be a slight 'bulge' in the middle). 

 

Any advice would be deeply appreciated.  Please see pictures.    

 

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ynot

I am pretty sure it is a whale tooth.

@Boesse should know.

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Shellseeker
1 hour ago, ynot said:

I am pretty sure it is a whale tooth.

@Boesse should know.

Ditto,

Here is a Florida whale tooth ... Horizontal Banding!!!!!

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Your tooth,

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These teeth are found in the SouthEast States,  If found in Florida , it would be called Kogiopsis .sp. What is the length of your tooth?

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rkfrace

Thank you so much -- my friend was recently given the same advice.  In hindsight, it seems so obvious (I have two Kogiopsis of my own, though they are mineralized pure black).  I really appreciate your time and assistance Shellseeker.

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Boesse

I just saw this on facebook someplace - certainly a sperm whale tooth.

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