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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Dear Guys,

 

I recently prepared one bigger tooth I have found in flint erratic, it is 1 cm length, crimson and little curved with blunt upper end unusual to shark. 

The edges are little serrated but I wouldn't expect dinosaur. However, I think it is also not from bony fish and the serrations look more reptile like.

Plesiosaurs and elasmosaurs have quite rounded cross section in teeth, so maybe it is from Pachyvaranus, etc.? :)

Any idea what is this?

 

Best Regards

Domas   

reptile tooth 1 near root.jpg

reptile tooth 1 serration a.jpg

reptile tooth 1 upper end.jpg

reptile tooth 1.jpg

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DatFossilBoy

Hum...

Location and less blurry pictures would be really needed.

edit: just saw the location in the tags. Will need better pictures if possible :) 

looks kind of crocodilien?

Kind regards.

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Darkened and enlarged the photos.

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Dear DatFossilBoy,

Thank you for the question, the tooth is found in Varena town, South Lithuania (the Eastern Europe, Baltic States).

I think it could be crocodilian if you mean some rare species with crimson narrow teeth (geosaurids, etc.), the age of flint erratics in my area is usually Late Cretaceous- Paleocene. 

By the form of tooth I thought it would be similar to marine pythonomorph but maybe you know more. :) 

The Fossildude 19 already darkened and enlarged my pictures, thanks to him :D 

I wish the pictures now look much better and you will be able to tell more about ID of this specimen. :)

 

Best Regards

Domas

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

I searched in the interent about croc teeth, to me the most similar look alligator fangs :)

Then the oldest age is 83 million years, Campanian- Paleocene it should be.

Thank you all very much! :D

 

Best Regards

Domas

 

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