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fossil teeth in matrix mystery


nivek1969

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I have this piece, which sadly I do not know much about, being that it was acquired at an estate sale and had no info. I have not been able to find something similar looking online, except for maybe a small section of teeth from a helicoprionid shark? The piece is about 6 x 7" and the teeth(?) are about 1/2" in length. 

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
7 hours ago, nivek1969 said:

I am thinking this may not even be teeth at all. 

Not sure but that matrix and teeth definitely look like an Oreodont skull/jaw partial.  I'm not very familiar with mammal fossils, but they show up so often on the site.  Just run a search. 

 

Cheers,

Brett

 

You know ... there must've been lots of them running around ... because folks are always showing them off. And prepping them .. which makes one :envy:

 

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4 minutes ago, Brett Breakin' Rocks said:

Not sure but that matrix and teeth definitely look like an Oreodont skull/jaw partial.  Not much up on mammal fossils, but they show up so often on the site.  Just run a search. 

 

Cheers,

Brett

I believe you are correct! Looks very much like Oreodont teeth. Thank you!

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