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Peace River, Arcadia unknown (new to hunting)


Dani528

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Hi. I am new to fossil hunting and barely even have a beginner's knowledge at this point. I found this when I was sifting in some gravel on the shore of the Peace River in Arcadia, FL. I have been looking online for two days trying to figure it out but to no avail. I can't even find anything similar. I believe it is a claw attached to the limb of whatever creature this came from. My only other thought is tooth attached to a very large root....like I said I don't have enough knowledge at this point to be able to properly deduce, but the part at the end definitely looks to be a claw or tooth in my extremely limited opinion. I imagine, since I couldn't find anything similar in all my searches of Peace River teeth and claws, that it is probably just a modern find. I figured it was worth a shot. It's definitely interesting looking to a beginner like myself. :-) Thank you in advance for your help! 

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it looks like some kind of dolphin tooth. but I am no expert so id wait and the other members on the forum will be able to give you a better idea of what you have.

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I think it's a dolphin tooth with a erosion between the enamel of the tooth and the root...

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Welcome to TFF!

The others that have commented are correct - it is a dolphin tooth.

Tony

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VERY nice find for the Peace River, I agree with dolphin tooth.

These are pretty uncommon which is why you probably had issues finding a match ;)

 

Congrats, and welcome to the forum!

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Thank you so much everyone!!! Very cool! We are going back this Sunday to rent a canoe and hunt in some better areas. I'm so excited! I think I'm hooked already. :hearty-laugh:

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34 minutes ago, Dani528 said:

Thank you so much everyone!!! Very cool! We are going back this Sunday to rent a canoe and hunt in some better areas. I'm so excited! I think I'm hooked already. :hearty-laugh:

That's a great find for a beginner! And have fun on your next trip, you'll see it gets more and more fun the more you know about fossils!

 

Congrats and good luck,

 

Max

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5 hours ago, Dani528 said:

Thank you so much everyone!!! Very cool! We are going back this Sunday to rent a canoe and hunt in some better areas. I'm so excited! I think I'm hooked already. :hearty-laugh:

Be careful with Peter Pan, captain hook.:P

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That is a most unusual dolphin tooth--should have brushed more. :P

 

If you made it out to the Peace last weekend, I hope you dressed warm. That cold snap and winds from the north would be enough to keep me away till conditions moderated a bit.

 

Welcome to the forum (and an addicting hobby).

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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