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Feb 7, 2013 1:12 PM

Animal ID for odd tooth - help please!

Hello, hoping someone can help me ID this tiny tooth set in a half-dome.  Any thoughts much appreciated - it came from an assemblage of 14th-16th century pottery....

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    Feb 8, 2013 4:07 PM (in response to TomArc1)
    Re: Animal ID for odd tooth - help please!

    I must say that this looks like a sharks tooth to me. If that is true then it must have been mounted for some purpose, very interesting.

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      Feb 9, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to John)
      Re: Animal ID for odd tooth - help please!

      Hi John.

       

      Possibly a dermal denticle of a skate or ray type shark??

       

       

      Heres a link to an image of a skate tail (recent not fossil) from a Thornback Ray, by the looks of it.

       

       

      http://www.chalk.discoveringfossils.co.uk/5%20Placoid%20Scales.htm

       

       

       

      cheers

      Keith

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        Feb 9, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to keith little)
        Re: Animal ID for odd tooth - help please!

        Hi Keith, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Bottom left look remarkably similar

         

        http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=131&u=11603613

         

        Cheers John

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