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Dec 3, 2012 5:01 PM

Fossilized tooth

Is this a fossilized tooth? I found it in the street outside my house.

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    Dec 4, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to louisowen)
    Re: Fossilized tooth

    The image is small and it is hard to be dead certain... but it does not look like a tooth. It is more probably a rugose coral (or possibly a sponge).

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        Dec 4, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to louisowen)
        Re: Fossilized tooth

        I'm still on the coral-side. Here is a year-old posting of a similar object on NaturePlus and here is a page with teeth, corals and a claw.

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          Dec 5, 2012 4:52 AM (in response to Episcophagus)
          Re: Fossilized tooth

          I'm certain its just flint but possibly you could call it a trace fossil, flints are often this sort of shape & its thought that when the flint formed in the chalk it filled up any cavities such as empty burrows left by sea bed burrowing creatures such as worms & crustaceans .

          Even thought the pics are not very clear & to small to see a good close up it seems to have no details on the inside broken edge other than soil stained red/brown flint.

          Sorry its not a tooth, but to just find this in the street is pretty good going alone, so keep looking, maybe next time.

           

          Cheers

          Keith   

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