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The mammal tooth ID ?


parrotparrot333

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Hello, i have the fossil tooth, it's pity i don't know the age, locality of this specimen.

Please identify for this, thank you so much!

*Tooth just 3mm (L)

 

 

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Without some removal of the matrix from around the tooth, and without any location/formation/time period information, you have set a rather difficult, if not IMPOSSIBLE task! :unsure:

 

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Hello and congrats on the interesting find.  As mentioned above, if you can give us a general region for the find, that will help others tremendously when trying to ID your find.  

 

Also clearer closer pictures of the tooth would help.

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An image looking straight down onto the chewing surface might help, as well.

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Interesting tooth!  Really hard to start without the general location of the find unfortunately.  I am curious what this one turns out to be.

 

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do you even know what continent it might have some from?  

 

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This seems tiny..  Is the tooth 3-4 mm ?  Can not be at this size,  but reminiscent of dugong or peccary.

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Reminded me of a raccoon molar… but that’s just a wild guess :)

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age and location are going to be critical, on the cenozoic side I would think rodent because of size and multiple cusps.  I have never personally examined a multituberculate tooth (making it possibly cretaceous) but it looks somewhat similar to the example from U of Colorado

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another important question.. is it complete?  I thought multituberculate for a second, but I don't know of any six cusped multis... assuming it is complete.  

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