Found a new tooth!

I found a new tooth on our last trip! On this trip, I thought I had found a bunch of mosasaur or crocodile tooth fragments, but one of them was a swordfish tooth from this cool guy (or gal), Protosphyraena.

Protosphyraena rendering by National Geographic
Protosphyraena rendering by National Geographic

This week I found that I have another similar tooth, that is also likely Protosphyraena! This is not a common tooth from the site, so it is pretty exciting to add this to my collection! They are striated, missing the root, and a more flattened than the mosasaur, croc, and other bony fish teeth I’ve found there.

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