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Oligocene Dugong Tooth

When I found this, I actually thought it was a gator or whale tooth still stuck in a fragment of bone. Only when I got home later and got a better look at it did I realize that it was actually a fossil dugong tooth. dugongs are similar to manatees. this particular tooth is from an old animal. You can tell by how worn the chewing surface of the tooth is.
Age Oligocene Epoch
Category Marine Mammal
Formation Ashley Marl
Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Species Metaxytherium sp.
Length 1 5/8 inches

ID3493
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Date Added9/17/2009

  

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