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Hello everyone,

 

I've been offered this  these "mosasaurus beaugei" tooth. teeth.  Is it  Are they really from this species?

Or did the seller made a mistake identifying it  them?

 

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Moved to IS IT REAL?  ;)

 

There are 3 teeth pictured. Which are you asking about?

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33 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Moved to IS IT REAL?  ;)

 

There are 3 teeth pictured. Which are you asking about?

All of them:trex:

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3 minutes ago, ruminate said:

All of them:trex:

 

Fixed it for you. You were using the singular form, instead of the plural form. ;)

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Teeth #1 and #2 are Mosasaurus beaugei

Tooth #3 is Hainosaurus boubker

 

You can identify the teeth of M. beaugei based on the prismatic enamel (see the flat planes that make up the tooth's surface). Hainosaurus has striate enamel (see the multitude of thin lines making up the enamel's texture). Enamel is easier to see in person. If the seller provided teeth from the posterior view, you would also be able to see that the M. beaugei teeth have medial (center of the jaw) curvature, meanwhile the H. boubker tooth only curves posteriorly. 

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10 hours ago, Praefectus said:

Teeth #1 and #2 are Mosasaurus beaugei

Tooth #3 is Hainosaurus boubker

 

You can identify the teeth of M. beaugei based on the prismatic enamel (see the flat planes that make up the tooth's surface). Hainosaurus has striate enamel (see the multitude of thin lines making up the enamel's texture). Enamel is easier to see in person. If the seller provided teeth from the posterior view, you would also be able to see that the M. beaugei teeth have medial (center of the jaw) curvature, meanwhile the H. boubker tooth only curves posteriorly. 

Thanks a lot! Learned something new today:ighappy:

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