I found this on Lowestoft beach (UK's most Easterly point) and am quite sure after investigating that it is a horse tooth of some kind. Please could someone confirm this and if possible let me know how old this is likely to be and from what species of equine. I would be so happy to find out more about it
I'm almost sure this is a lower horse molar, but to find out if fossil or recent you would need to show the actual specimen to an expert. You can't tell from photos, I'm afraid. Bring it to the Museum, and I will ask someone to examine it. Or post it:
Identification and Advisory Services
Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London
SW7 5BD, U.K.
Thank you for the reply. Can I ask how long this would take and if I would get it back if I post it?
It all depends on how readily available a relevant expert is. We try to get an ID within two weeks. Such small specimens can be posted back to customers. We will send it to you in a jiffy bag.