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I was out hunting today at a location that has larger "small" shark teeth. I really like lower hemis and that keeps me coming back. They can be found but are not "common", even here/

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I was looking for them, and almost missed this tooth. That "bump" on the left photo is a cusp. Cusp means predator. The tooth is .95 inches long.  Because there is only 1 cusp on the tooth, does that help to identify  the position in the jaw of this incisor?  I could guess at which predator, but would like confirmation from someone who knows.  Thanks Jack

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Harry Pristis

 

That appears to be a cat incisor.

 

 

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Shellseeker
17 minutes ago, Harry Pristis said:

 

That appears to be a cat incisor.

 

 

Thanks , Harry.

There are locations on the Internet selling individual fossil Panthera Onca incisors that average between .85 and 1.125 inches and also have a single cusp.  As far as I can see, Puma Concolor incisors have no cusp.

I have not yet found a decent photo of Panthera Onca dentition that allows me to determine the position of the Cusp in the jaw.    Jack

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Scylla

That's one cool cat :notworthy:

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Harry Pristis

 

Does this help?

 

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20 hours ago, Harry Pristis said:

 

Does this help?

 

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Harry,

Sorry for delay in thanking you for this great photo.  I was in the Peace River Friday and a tributary creek today.

I hope you own this specimen. Looks like the cusp is on the inside of incisor position. If your photo is a maxilla, my incisor is I3 upper left. Jack

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