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Hunting buddy asked of I could get this tooth Identified. TFF my only chance. Florida Peace River.

The curved root seems rare.  Maybe an incisor.  I have not seen this previously but such a small fossil would easily be missed. 

Thank for any comments and suggested IDs. Length = 35 mm

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fossilized6s

It looks like a broken Amarillo tooth that has the appearance of a point, but it's just broke. Not 100% though.

 

@Harry Pristis

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Harry Pristis

 

Armadillos have no incisors, and I think this is an incisor.  I can't think of anything else with those contours.  I don't recognize it beyond that.

 

 

 

 

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Shellseeker
10 hours ago, Harry Pristis said:

 

Armadillos have no incisors, and I think this is an incisor.  I can't think of anything else with those contours.  I don't recognize it beyond that.

Thanks Harry.  The mere fact that you do not recognize it, speaks volumes. I guess I will submit to UF Identification service. I will let you know what they respond.

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Harry Pristis

wow!  A pathological, senile, bison p1.  Whodaguessed!

 

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Plantguy

Jack that is a fascinating delicate one...doesnt look like it could have traveled too far in the Peace without being broken/torn up. Was it found in a hole and was your buddy able to clean out screen the local area? 

Regards, Chris 

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Shellseeker

Chris,

Agree on the fragile nature of the root.  This would/should have broken up in turbulent water. He was hunting the Peace about 10 days ago and with the unusual water depth, some adjustments are necessary.

Out of the current, closer to the bank.  There is a location with a massive amount of small diameter gravel that preserves and produces smaller  shark teeth, bird bones, etc.  We tend to avoid it in normal conditions because other locations produce a greater diversity of more "impressive" fossils. I believe he was digging there.

We are also gravitating to feeder creeks until the rain and water subsides.. Take both ingenuity and flexibility these days and I think we also just appreciate getting out. It has been a strange season.  Jack

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Plantguy

Hey Jack, thanks for the reply. I thought you might be being creative and away from the depth/torrents. Its interesting to investigate the different stretches/tributaries and their differences...you just never know how much different moving a couple feet can make in finding a different set of sediment/fossil types/preservations. 

 

You guys keep after them! 

Regards, Chris 

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siteseer

Hi Jack,

 

The only other thing I could think of is one of those oddball antelopes (Hexobelomeryx or relative or Pseudoceras).  Could it be an incisor of one of those?

 

Jess

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On 1/6/2019 at 8:13 AM, Shellseeker said:

It has been a strange season.

And strange seasons produce strange finds when you are pushed out of your normal areas and have to get your fix by going to those spots you'd normally overlook.

 

Very cool oddball tooth. Thanks for sharing.

 

I've been itching to get into the Peace but that big pulse of water just before Christmas pushed the river level up nearly 7 feet and the rain must have been over a significant portion of the watershed as the level has been slow to drop. Still at least 4 feet to high to get into most spots and at least another foot more to get into one of my deeper spots. Lots of work to do around the house and (luckily) I'm packed to the gills with bags of various micro-matrix to pick through while I (impatiently) wait for the belated start of Florida Fossil Hunting Season.

 

Be safe out there.

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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PrehistoricFlorida

It reminds me a pig canine, Sus scrofa. 

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5 hours ago, PrehistoricFlorida said:

It reminds me a pig canine, Sus scrofa. 

Thanks,

I think you nailed it..Looks like a worn "N" below. Any chance that it is peccary or tapir ?

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PrehistoricFlorida
On 1/12/2019 at 7:13 PM, Shellseeker said:

Thanks,

I think you nailed it..Looks like a worn "N" below. Any chance that it is peccary or tapir ?

 

 

It's definitely not peccary or tapir. 

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