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Aug 23, 2014 8:23 PM

Can anyone identify this tooth?



We fouind this (what we believe to be) tooth on a beach in the far north of Scotland. Can anyone help with identifying it? It is approximately10cm but has been broken, looks like it should have been longer. Thanks in anticipation.

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    Aug 26, 2014 10:03 PM (in response to Cameron)
    Re: Can anyone identify this tooth?

    This is the distal end of a tibia, the shin bone. The broken end would lead up to the knee. The knobbly end towards the ankle. When animals grow the ends of the bone are not attached to the shaft of the bone; on your tibia the ankle end was not attached when the animal died and has fallen off indicating that it was a subadult when it died.

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