Jump to content

need help identifying this tooth


Recommended Posts

found this tooth in summerville, sc while looking for megalodon teeth, it definitely looks like a tooth but maybe its part of a tusk or something? Im not a pro at all but i am like 90% sure that the darker spots(spots that are almost blackish) look to be part of the enamel. When i found it there was only part of it becoming unearthed but the rest popped out fairly easy but was in bottom of a creek in extremely hard clay/sand. You can see the part that has been exposed to sun, the other side I cleaned a little with a tooth brush. Would appreciate some help identifying it, thank you! 

tooth1.JPG

tooth2.JPG

tooth3.JPG

tooth4.JPG

Edited by Nfp325
Link to post
Share on other sites

When I saw the top pic I was thinking whale.  But then I saw the bottom pic and now I'm not sure. I haven't seen any that come to a point like that.  Hopefully someone with knowledge of the area will chime in.

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Shellseeker

Just some questions that may or may not help.  How long is the fossil?  Seems like whale from tip but Whale has a hollow root end like this:   Does yours? We are likely just eliminating whale as a probable ID

IMG_2913Whaleroot.thumb.jpg.d43e2be96a1788ee200ee991b0d8071c.jpgDSC00747SOCarolinaKogiopsis.thumb.JPG.fe791c2d6aca577407af182ebe61c0bb.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites

it is just shy of 4" and not hollow at all it is completely solid. Im not sure if it helps but its not round, well not completely round at least, there are 3 distinct edges that go to the tip if that makes any sense to you.

Edited by Nfp325
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...