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belemniten

Hi guys, 

I found this mammal tooth a while ago at the Zandmotor near Den Haag in the Netherlands. You can find there fossils from the Quaternary period. 

The tooth is about 2 cm long and the crown is quite damaged.

Looks a bit like a very small woolly rhino tooth but I am really not sure. Can anybody help me? Maybe @Harry Pristis or @LordTrilobite ?

 

Here is the tooth:
 

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ziggycardon

@Max-fossils hunts regularly at zandmotor, he might be able to recognise it! :) 

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2 minutes ago, ziggycardon said:

@Max-fossils hunts regularly at zandmotor, he might be able to recognise it! :) 

Thanks for the tag, but Sebastian had already contacted me privately to see if I could recognize it :D 

 

I'm really not sure of the ID either. Woolly rhino does seem like a possibility, although I really hate how the root of this tooth looks compared to better Coelodonta teeth. Then again I can't think of anything else that would have a crown like that. So my guess is also worn woolly rhino tooth with an especially worn root (Coelodonta antiquatis).

Again, cool find nonetheless :) 

 

Max

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Harry Pristis

I'd say 2 cm is equus-size.  The tooth seems to be more worn than damaged -- from a senile individual.  But, having said that, I'd like to see a better-illuminated image of the occlusal surface before I could make a confident guess.

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old bones

Does this help?

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Harry Pristis

 

I think it's a Sus scrofa m2, but that's with only a fair degree of confidence because of the advanced wear and damage.

 

 

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belemniten

Ok thanks for the ID :)

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sjaak

Could be a worn horse tooth. Worn horse teeth have holes similar to rhino, although the teeth are much smaller. But pig may also be possible. Worn tooth can be difficult.

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