paleontology
The streams have teeth!

"I am a lifelong collector of anything that I find interesting, as long as it's something on, or in, the ground. This particular item was found while walking in a stream looking for Upper Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous Fossils. I don't actually have to look that hard, It's the carrying out, and finding storage room." —Mark

Fossil Collector: Mark K.

Location: Stream Bed- Butler County PA

[OK, fossil collectors, it can sometimes be hard to tell when you find a unexpected tooth in a stream. Is this a modern mammal or a Pleistocene mammal fossil that washed into the stream from above the Carboniferous layers? Please leave a response.]

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5 Responses to “Butler County Mammal Tooth”

  1. John Webb says:

    Hi, I just recently got into looking for fossils. The other day a friend and I were walking through the potomac river in sheperdstown and found a tooth that looks very similar to the one u found. I’ve been on Google trying to figure out what it is and came acrossed this page. I plan on taking it to a store or maybe a museum but if u find out or have already found out what it is, please let me know.

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  2. Scott says:

    If you would like to send us a picture and a brief description of where and how you found it, we may be able to identify it for you. Please see our photo submission page on MyFossilFind.com. Thank you!

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  3. Terri Aigner says:

    Looks like a horse tooth. I have some modern ones that look just like that.

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  4. Harry Pristis says:

    It IS an equid horse upper cheek tooth.

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  5. Jaime González-Gómez says:

    I agree with Terry and Harry, seems like a posterior upper tooth of a horse. A metric scale would be of more help.

    Regards.

    Jaime.

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