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SillyOldDuffer23/07/2020 15:18:58
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I live in a limestone area where shell fossils are common and found this in a field. It's about 120mm from end to end.

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Is this a fossil tooth, or just a curiously worn pebble? If it's a tooth, what sort of creature, and how old? Anyone know anything about fossils?

If this came from an animal, I'm glad it's extinct. Too Jurassic Park to make a good pet.

Dave

clogs23/07/2020 15:52:24
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Mr Duffer,

send a few photo's with dimensions to the Natural History Mues. in Londinium......

They will be pleased to help......

wouldn't wanna live in those times......mind, u'd be dead before the joint pain takes hold......hahaha........

Thor23/07/2020 16:07:57
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Hi Dave,

Interesting find. If it is a dinosaur tooth it might be worth a bit - see here.

Thor

Buffer23/07/2020 16:37:54
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Duffer

If you register on Discuss Fossils you can open your own account upload photos and then experts will come along and tell you what you have. I regularly find fossils in the fields around Bedfordshire and I have always had a reply from a museum telling me what they are.

Regards

Buffer

Brian Oldford23/07/2020 17:37:21
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Nah! This is a tooth.

 

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Edited By Brian Oldford on 23/07/2020 17:37:52

Neil Wyatt23/07/2020 17:40:18
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That looks a good fine. Too thick and the root is too bulbous to be one of the very common shark teeth that can be found.

Simple form looks reptilian, big size could mean a pliosaur or plesiosaur, at a wild guess...

Neil

Lee Rogers23/07/2020 17:58:20
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Not a tooth , It's a claw . Simillar to one I have .

mark costello 123/07/2020 19:56:30
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MIL's claw?

Mick B123/07/2020 21:20:18
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/07/2020 17:40:18:

That looks a good fine. Too thick and the root is too bulbous to be one of the very common shark teeth that can be found.

Simple form looks reptilian, big size could mean a pliosaur or plesiosaur, at a wild guess...

Neil

Yes - a very nice find. I was thinking Mosasaur, but Pliosaur's quite similar.

Oily Rag23/07/2020 21:46:05
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SOD - Go back into the field and see if you can find a fossilised eyeball, it may be the one eyed dinosaur - a Doyathinkhesaurus.

Best old playground joke of my school days!

Seriously, I like Lee's post that it might be a claw - bit too big for even a dinosaur's tooth at 5 inch long I would have thought.

Edited By Oily Rag on 23/07/2020 21:48:14

Pero24/07/2020 04:21:14
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Is that the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth?

Sorry, but it is relevant ( more or less ) as the somewhat bulbous ( photo 2 ) bottom section ( the blunt end ) bears some similarity with the claw structure of modern birds - think ostrich or emu.

However, I am guessing and an expert opinion is called for.

Pero

S.D.L.24/07/2020 08:52:37
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Posted by Oily Rag on 23/07/2020 21:46:05:

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Seriously, I like Lee's post that it might be a claw - bit too big for even a dinosaur's tooth at 5 inch long I would have thought.

Edited By Oily Rag on 23/07/2020 21:48:14

Longest Dinosaurs tooth 300mm / 12"

Steve

old mart24/07/2020 20:18:59
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Looks like an AA alkaline cell to me.smile o

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