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DannoC

Hi!

This is my first time here so may i most embarrassingly start by asking if this is even a tooth?

Found along Red Deer River in Alberta a few km south of Tolman Bridge (in Horseshoe Canyon formation). I found it washed up in an erosion channel.
Thank you,

Danno/

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DannoC

Sorry, I forgot to add a scale: it is 6cm from base to tip (as seen in pictures 3&4)

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Rockwood
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This is what is known as a chunosaur. :) A piece of fossil bone with no indication of it's identification left to be seen. I think.

Edit; Whoa ! strike that. That may be a hoof core.

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ThePhysicist

Wow! That's definitely a dinosaur ungual, and a very nice one at that! Either Ceratopsian or Hadrosaur. @Troodon @LordTrilobite

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DannoC
8 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

This is what is known as a chunosaur. :) A piece of fossil bone with no indication of it's identification left to be seen. I think.

Edit; Whoa ! strike that. That may be a hoof core.

Thank you, Rockwood! A hoof core!?! 
it is clearly fossilized and it must be 69-72Ma. 
There is something oddly familiar to the shape that i cannot make out…

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DannoC
12 minutes ago, ThePhysicist said:

Wow! That's definitely a dinosaur ungual, and a very nice one at that! Either Ceratopsian or Hadrosaur. @Troodon @LordTrilobite

Thank you for the confirmation! Indeed, it all makes sense now…

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LordTrilobite

This is indeed a hadrosaur hoof core. It's missing a small piece, but otherwise it seems quite nice.

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Troodon

Yep agree with the others hadro pes ungual.  Probably Digit III given how symetrical it looks.  Nice find.

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DannoC

Thank you all for the quick answers! You are awesome. 

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