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IMG_20210111_141835607.thumb.jpg.22a0b45466ae92125d2abca2a5caa077.jpgMe and my wife found this tooth on Myrtle Beach today. I believe it is a bison tooth. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We were so excited to find this!!!!!

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Harry Pristis

We need a better image of the occlusal surface, Chris.  Preliminarily, it appears to be a horse lower cheek tooth.

 

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Chris Anderson

I hope this one is of much better quality

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Chris Anderson

Awesome! Would that be a three times horse you think?

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hemipristis
11 hours ago, Chris Anderson said:

I hope this one is of much better quality

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Much better. I concur with the crowd, horse cheek tooth

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14 hours ago, Chris Anderson said:

I meant three toed horse.

I've come to realize that determining if a lower molar is from a 3 toed horse can be difficult. It involves measuring the length of the occlusial surface and it is different for each tooth. Measure the greatest length of the crown as shown in your photo, as a start.

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Shellseeker has some threads that might help with 3 toed horse ID.

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Shellseeker
17 hours ago, Chris Anderson said:

Thank y'all so much!

Chris,  Please provide measurements of the red lines.

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I think we will find that your tooth is Equus .sp lower right p2.   Your tooth should measure a little over an inch.  Tridactly horses generally have p2's under an inch. Picture courtesy of @fossillarry

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Here is one of the bigger Tridactyl horses courtesy of @Harry Pristis: Note that the lower m3 is just under an inch.horse_Neohipparion_eurystyle.JPG.80ef3b82f5fc8c63abc9a54d39f6879c.JPG

 

Here is one of the smaller Tridactyl horses at 19 mm.

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Chris Anderson

Yes sir I sure wy as soon as I get a measureung tap. I am not around any tools. Thank you so much for the hepful information

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