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I was told this is a bobcat.  It is said to be found in Florida.  I didn't think it looked for sure like one but I don't have any mammal fossils yet so I wanted it anyway.  I can't tell what it is though.  Some of the tooth tips are chipped and the shape looks a bit strange.   The rule is in centimeters (I accidentally wrote millimeters at first)

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fifbrindacier
On 12/20/2016 at 9:40 AM, PrehistoricFlorida said:

This is a bobcat (Lynx rufus) upper carnassial (P4). You'll notice that the tooth has an extra anterior conid which differentiates it from Harry's coyote P4. Attached are images of a panther maxilla section with canine (C1) and two premolars (P3 & P4). 

Maxilla 1 (1).jpg   Maxilla 1 (2).jpg  Maxilla 1 (3).jpg

 

 

You might like to see that post :

http://thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/70677-ice-age-tooth/&tab=comments#comment-743302

I Don't know much in teeth, but could those be from a canis or a rodent ?

@Harry Pristis, @Al Dente ?

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Harry Pristis

I think this is a raccoon maxilla.  My image is of some battered upper teeth, but maybe you can see the resemblance. 

 

 

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kitteh

I saw that when I was trying to id if its a bobcat.  I don't think its a rodent though.  I'm too new at this to know if its just a misshapen jaw too or from a young animal. 

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fifbrindacier

I thought it had chances to be from a rodent, and i'm very confident in @Harry Pristis' opinion because mammal teeth are his speciality, so, i'll follow him without hesitation.

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kitteh
1 hour ago, Harry Pristis said:

I think this is a raccoon maxilla.  My image is of some battered upper teeth, but maybe you can see the resemblance. 

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It looks more like this than a bobcat.  I didn't really think they knew for sure what it was though and it was only $5.  Can you tell its age?

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fifbrindacier

Miocene or Pliocene.

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fossilus

From Florida it would seem like it could also be Pleistocene.

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PrehistoricFlorida

It's a raccoon maxilla from the Pleistocene. I told the seller that it wasn't bobcat, but he chose not to correct the listing. 

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kitteh
5 hours ago, PrehistoricFlorida said:

It's a raccoon maxilla from the Pleistocene. I told the seller that it wasn't bobcat, but he chose not to correct the listing. 

I mentioned in the feedback too it wasn't a bobcat but I didn't ding their rating because I really wasn't expecting it to be, though that would be cool if it was.  I just assumed they had some old fossils they wanted to sell but didn't really know the id.   Strange he wouldn't correct it. 

 

I was bidding on your cool panther toe bone. 

 

 

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