Tooth

by Stuart
(Clitheroe, UK )

equine tooth? top

equine tooth? top

equine tooth? top
equine tooth side
AA battery for scale

Hi i found this tooth. I think it could be equine but unsure of age and species.

Could you tell me what its from and a rough age. Its quite heavy & stone like.

Thanks
Stuart

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by: Douglas

Thanks for adding your comments.

Eohippus
by: sierra

The fossil is a Eohippus,or a dawn horses lower
molar

A equine horse or camel tooth?
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure that is any horse or camel tooth. It's way too long for a tooth root. That horse or camel jaw would be gigantic. The pic from the top angle does sort of resemble a equine tooth shape. but I think your finds are more of some kind of fossil sea plants or corals?

equine tooth
by: Douglas

Stuart,

I think your guess of equine tooth is a good one, if not horse then camel. Where did you find it? The area around Clitheroe, UK appears to be Carboniferous in age and of course there were no horses or any other mammals around then.

The age has to be Later Cenozoic for this to be the tooth of a grazing mammal.

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