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Continuing a streak of good luck.

Recently, I was digging in a semi-productive location and a small canine showed up. I recall that it was the last fossil I noted while searching the sieve.

An interesting find.  Not a clue of what it might be. At 40.5 mm, little too large for small mammals like raccoon.  I did see the curious bump at the base of the root.

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Late in the day from the same spot, a 54 mm canine missing half of its tip.  Too small for Jaguar. I have a 2.9 inch canine that looks a lot like this one.

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All comments, suggestions, identifications appreciated.

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calhounensis

I would label the last tooth, dire wolf. 

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Shellseeker

Cal, great to hear from you.  I had not seen recent posts.  Hope things are well with you.

Dire is a good guess, Are you thinking lower?  Here is a 2.25 Dire wolf Canine (likely found in the peace) from Worthpoint. Pretty close

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But here is a 2.7 inch Jaguar lower from 2014. Also close... Do you have some differentiators? 2014May16thGardnerJaguar.thumb.jpg.46b0be90b6ec1ba0134e1999054903d3.jpg2014May16thJaguarCanine.jpg.9a92fc6ebaefcf78ebbcc918dd050a5a.jpg

 

On the smaller canine, here is a photo from @PrehistoricFlorida. Raccoon upper and lower, river otter lower, opossum upper -- all 1.25 inch or lower.

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PrehistoricFlorida

The second tooth in question is a dire wolf lower right canine. Can't get a feel for the first one from these pics, post with scale.

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Shellseeker
On 6/2/2019 at 10:48 PM, PrehistoricFlorida said:

The second tooth in question is a dire wolf lower right canine. Can't get a feel for the first one from these pics, post with scale.

Sorry for delay , Hosting company and trying to squeeze in trips to the river. Hard to get a feel for this one with so little of the tip.  I was hoping that an expert like you could give a couple of likely options based on length (1.6 inches) and location (Tributary creek to Peace River). Originally, I thought it might be one of the kentriodontidae dolphins...

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