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2-5/8" Archaeocete molar

What a fabulous primitive whale tooth. This tooth was exposed with a about a half of inch of sand removed, and it is obvious which side was exposed to the river at some time. The molar looks archaeocete, but with some minor differences in enamel and root strucutre.

Age Oligocene Epoch
Category Marine Mammal
Formation Ashley Marl
Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Species Unidentified - Whale
Length 2 5/8 inches

ID2270
Memberda fossz
Date Added8/17/2007

This side was not exposed to the river and the color is as found.
This edge has some tannin stains, but the root is still intact. The enamel detail is amazing.
  

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