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HuntingtownHunter

Hello everyone! New member, just joined today. Great to be here! I live in Huntingtown, Maryland in Calvert County. Lots of Meg teeth and Miocene era fossils. Was trying to get some help identifying these mammal teeth. I found them on the Patuxent River right up from where I live on an embankment that backs up to a cliff. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have been told Camel but not sure. 

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Not an expert in mammal tooth, but I think showing the cusp would aid in identification for others.

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thelivingdead531

If you could show photos of the chewing surface, it would certainly help. :)

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Harry Pristis

Looks like a goat or sheep tooth. 

This jaw was found in about 1980 in a remote stretch of the Santa Fe River, Gilchrist County, Florida.  

For a long time, I thought this jaw must be from a wayward domestic goat (Capra sp.).  Doing a little research, I discovered that it is difficult to distinguish goat teeth from sheep (Ovis sp.) teeth.  These are closely related genera in the Family Bovidae.

Here's the jaw:

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HuntingtownHunter

Looks like a match to me. Any idea how old? These are some other things I found with if that helps. 

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Harry Pristis

Sheep and goats are historical in Maryland, not fossils.

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