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Sep 30, 2012 11:10 PM

Plesiosaur tooth? or just a crummy rock?!

Hello wise people of the NHM/around and about!

 

I was rooting around in the folkstone gault clay the other day, when among the normal haul of mesozoic ammonites, braciopods and bivalves, I found the attached object.

 

I was wondering if anyone could shed light as to what it is - maybe a digested/encrusted tooth? Its not that heavy or magnetic so not a strange iron nodule.

 

Any help would be great!!

 

-Will

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    Oct 6, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to willberms)
    Re: Plesiosaur tooth? or just a crummy rock?!

    hi

    i can see where your coming from (with it being an encrusted tooth, the shape is quite convincing), but i think its unlikely. it looks to me to be a wierdly shaped nodule. the rounded bits on the left of your second pic are a bit of a clue to that i think. it could be a tooth. but the only way to find out would be to break it. it looks pretty tough and would be a nightmare to prep. better luck next time.

    a good spot though!

    happy hunting

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