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Mace23

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Mace23

Anyone know what this is from? Found in the peace river in arcadia fl. 

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Cowboy Paleontologist

Manatee?  I would highly recommend a second opinion.

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hemipristis

Juvenile mammoth?  The pattern in the circled area looks like the ridges on a mammoth tooth

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digit

This might be one that @Harry Pristis may be familiar with.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Harry Pristis

Hemipristis has it right -- a mammoth jaw.

 

 

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Cowboy Paleontologist

Awesome find!

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Mace23

Thanks everyone. I found it digging for sharks teeth when I was 11 but didn't know what it was from. My senior year of high school I was told by a teacher that it was from a mastadon .

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Mastodons have significantly different molars. A quick search online will reveal that the layered teeth of a Mammoth are quite different from Mastodon. Way cool find--green with envy.

 

:envy:

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Mark Kmiecik

@Mace23 This would be a good time to Google mammoth and mastodon -- two completely different critters. Commonly the general public uses the names interchangeably, but they are truly not.

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Mace23
8 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

@Mace23 This would be a good time to Google mammoth and mastodon -- two completely different critters. Commonly the general public uses the names interchangeably, but they are truly not.

I know that they're different. I've learned a lot in the past 5 years. Thank you. 

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Mark Kmiecik
12 minutes ago, Mace23 said:

I know that they're different. I've learned a lot in the past 5 years. Thank you. 

Hi, wasn't sure that you knew. Just thought to pass along the info.

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