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rhino tooth

I found this rhino tooth in the Spring. Its one of only a few known from NJ. I originally only found one half of the tooth, but I knew I broke it and the other half had to be around somewhere. So I went back a few days later and feverishly dug around for the rest because it would probably be lost forever if I did not find it on that day. It had been probably about 5 hours or so of digging in the same general vicinity without any luck, but then I found the other half unexpectedly and was able to go home very happy!

Age Miocene Epoch
Category Land Mammal
Formation Kirkwood Formation
Location Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Species Diceratherium matutinus
Length 1 7/8 inches
Width 1 1/8 inches
Thickness 3/4 inches

ID2378
Membertoothpuller
Date Added10/3/2007

  

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