paleontology
Is this tooth a fossil or a modern animal?

I found this tooth in a creek bed where I have found arrow heads and mini balls and am curious to know what it is.

Fossil Collector: Rob Q

Location: Vicksburg, MS

[We get a great many pictures of large mammal teeth sent in to My Fossil Find. Most turn out to be the teeth of modern cattle, but they always generate great interest because of their size so we will post another. This one appears wider than most. What do you think? Ice Age animal or modern mammal? Please leave a response.]

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4 Responses to “Tooth Fairy Runs Amok”

  1. jane says:

    This is a tooth from a Pleistocene horse. I also found one in an arrowhead hunting ditch. I didn’t know what it was until I saw the exact same tooth at some historical museum in des moines. Nice find.

    http://www.thefossilforum.com/uploads/1266917870/med_gallery_42_6_31475.jpg

    Your tooth is P2.

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  2. Rob says:

    Thanks for the info. But I was wondering if you were talking about a modern horse or do you know around about how old you think it would be. I have found a few big bones in the same area but scattered all over the place.

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  3. ton hendriks says:

    Hi Texans,
    I am living in The Netherlands and I recognize this fossil. This is not a molar of a horse.
    It is just too wide. I’m almost sure this is a molar of fossil Rhino (pleistocene).
    Best regards, Ton Hendriks, Dutch fossil collector.

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  4. Rob says:

    Thanks ton for the information. Do you know any collectors or anyone that would be interested in the fossil. I’m keeping my eyes open looking for more and I’ve also found several different types of bones in the same creek so I know there are a lot down there has to be

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