Teeth I.D.

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  1. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    Anybody know what kind of teeth these are? My father-in-law found them on a river bank in south Alabama
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I would have to guess cow or some other plant eater.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Part of a sturgeon jaw maybe???
     

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  4. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    The sharp points had me thinking incisors but the serrations make me think plant eater. Omnivore?
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Wiki'd this:

    They are primarily benthic feeders. With their projecting, wedge-shaped snouts, they stir up the soft bottom, and use the barbels to detect shells, crustaceans and small fish, on which they feed. Having no teeth, they are unable to seize prey, though larger specimens can swallow very large prey items, including whole salmon.[7]
     
  6. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  7. stratrider

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  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Carp..................
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I see it's been resolved but I was going to say I know what horses's teeth look like and I doubt those were cow teeth.
     
  10. SgtSydney

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  11. orangello

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    LOL! I was waiting for the angry Ex-spouse stories.