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what animal are these teeth from?..... help

Postby rick_g » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:39 am

walking on the beach in Vancouver Canada, among all the shell and bones washed up the sea I found this part of a mandible, can any one recognize what animal this came from?
the actual size is about 4" x 1 1/4, click on the image to enlarge it.
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Postby LilKim » Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:05 am

kinda scary.. but way way WAY KOOL!!!

(I have no idea what it is though)
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Postby firestag » Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:27 am

wow those are cool but i dont know wat they are from...sorry
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Postby rick_g » Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:46 am

thanks anyways, it actually feels like wood when you touch it very, very light, it is a carnivore i think, a mamal, looking on the internet i have not been able to find any clue. I'll keep waiting for your anwers, thanks again.
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Postby Poison » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:16 pm

The only idea I have: It should be a carnivore. :)
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Postby cardiorrhexis » Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:55 am

I wonder if they're from some type of fish...


Most mammals have incisors (or a dental pad), canines, premolars and molars.....

In your picture, there is no variation in tooth structure. Size, yes, but not shape...there are no molars, premolars or difinitive incisors.


I say....creature of the sea.
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Postby cardiorrhexis » Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:56 am

Can you remove one of the smaller teeth and tell us if there is a root?
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Mandible

Postby hemant » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:47 am

Its so nice :P
But i dont know about mandible :cry:
Sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Maybe from a Moray?

Postby nuno_miranda » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:19 pm

Could they're be from a Moray fish (Gymnothorax spp).

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Postby Lynn » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:51 pm

I know this sounds weird, but it might be from a salmon. I'm not sure exactly what breed, but they do grow those long curved teeth at the front. Actually, the other day my biology teacher brought in a salmon jaw and it looked just like that. I could be way off, but it looks so similar.
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