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Hi everyone,

 

I'm new to the forum and figured this would be a good first post. I was wading through Peace River and found a couple items that I need help identifying. The first I'm guessing is a tooth or nail. I can't find it anywhere in my Florida vertebrates book. It has a circle in the middle, which may help the identification process, as I have never seen this before. The second item is what I believe to be a piece of Mastodon tooth. There appears to be a crystal grey emamel on the tip of what I think is the root. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Fossil-Collecter

Thank you so much! I thought it's was a horse incisor , but couldn't find a comparative example. I didn't realize they change due to wear. That picture shows it very well. It must be an older tooth.

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First, welcome to the forum. Living in Wauchula, you are the envy of those of us who live in Florida and hunt fossils in the Peace River. I have a 3 hour drive (one way) if I want to get my Peace River fix. It would probably take you longer to gather some gear than to drive there.

 

:envy:

 

Thanks for your post and your questions so efficiently answered by @Harry Pristis. I'm always happy when I can make my assumed fossil IDs looking at the images and then find my diagnosis was confirmed by Harry. It means that years of time spent looking at Peace River fossils on this forum have managed to infuse my brain with a bit of knowledge. ;) I too enjoyed seeing the graphic to see how you can age a horse by the wear and shape of its teeth. This is, of course, the origin of the phrase: "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Shellseeker
On 1/2/2019 at 2:05 PM, Harry Pristis said:

Mastodon fragment and a horse incisor.  Welcome to the Forum.

 

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Harry,

I think I know the answer...but

Do you create these pictorial drawings "on the fly". I am in awe since so much of what I show is plagurized,  or re_used as a kinder word.. Nice.

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