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Tapir Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis

This fossil tapir tooth is from the pleistocene, aka ice age. It is the first molar and is the only one to have the primary cusps at this angle. On all the other molar positions, the apex of the cusps looks like an equals sign (=) when viewed from above. On this tooth position, they are more angled, like \\ instead. Does that make sense? Obviously I'm not a scientist, but I think these mammal teeth are very interesting and I'm doing my best to de...

Tapir Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis

This tooth was sitting in a ditch 12 " above the water line after a heavy rain and I was lucky enough to be the first one by to pick it up. The growth lines show really well on the enamel.

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Tapir Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Tapir Tooth
Tapir   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Tapir
Tapir jaw with teeth   Desoto County, Florida, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Found back in 1990, recently rediscovered cleaning out a closet. I don't have to leave my house to find fossils....
Tapir Incisor   Peace River, Florida, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Tapir Incisor with root....
Tapir molar   Peace River, Florida, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Nice Tapir molar with root....
Tapir Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Tapir Tooth
1 1/8" Tapir Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis
This is a beautifully colored Tapir molar from a land site. While the enamel is perfectly preserved and completely intact, the root is missing. Pleistocene fossils are hard to come by around here, though, so its common for them to be damaged. This is only the second of this kind of fossil I've ever found. Its pretty cool, don't ya think?...
Tapir molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Tapirus veroensis
Here is the cap of a molar from a Tapir, which is a small relative of Elephants. Tapirs still live today....
  

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