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Kevofossilhntr

Need some help identifying this tooth I found the other day. I thought it was a horse at first but the molar pattern is a bit different and it doesn’t seem to be as wide as a horse. Any thoughts? 

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Kevofossilhntr

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Shellseeker

The most common fossil horse , Equus .sp has very large square teeth, like an anvil and teeth like yours in the lower jaw that are half the size of the upper teeth. Due to its length , your tooth came from a young horse (approx 5 years old), Nice find!!

 

Search the forum for the word Equus. You will get LOTS of hits and can quickly see differences between upper and lower teeth.

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Kevofossilhntr

Awesome thank you! That makes sense if it’s the lower why the tooth wouldn’t be as thick as the others I’ve seen. 

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fossillarry

This specimen is certainly a lower molar of Cormohipparion emsliei. Looks like it is from an atypical non Bone Valley locality. Can you say where it is from?  Very nice tooth.                         

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