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Aug 7, 2013 10:31 PM

straight tusked elephant molar ?

i have found a tooth of a straight tusekd elephant i found it on the local bulding site in foundry lane wigan. i have done some research on the nhm and it looks the same without the roots of a juvenile straight tusked mammoth molar is this true?

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    Aug 9, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to tjharte)
    Re: straight tusked elephant molar ?

    Hi tjhart,

    Please pop into the AMC to let us have a closer look at it. I cannot tell from the photographs. We are open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. It might be worth telephoning or emailing the Identification & Advisory Service first so that we can find the right specialist to help you on the day.

    Hope to see you soon,

    Fiona

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    Jan 12, 2014 7:43 PM (in response to tjharte)
    Re: straight tusked elephant molar ?

    It's a Calamites fossil from the Carboniferous period.  I find loads of them in West Yorkshire.  Calamites are in the group horsetail plant because the lines going down them look like a horses tail.

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      Jan 12, 2014 9:50 PM (in response to Dan)
      Re: straight tusked elephant molar ?

      Hi Fiona

      Missed this post and came to London last weekend with my Echinoids from the IOW, unfortunately the AMC was closed but this did not matter because there was a lot more to do in the NHM.

       

      Tabfish

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