Adult Mastodon tooth
Rear upper skull tooth (jaw teeth are the lower teeth)
Locality: Tulsa County, Oklahoma (Arkansas River near Sand Springs, OK)
Adult Mastodon rear upper skull tooth (jaw teeth are
the lower teeth)
Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Arkansas River - Near Sand Springs, OK
I acquired this tooth (years ago) from a friend. He
found it buried in gravel just below the water level
in the Arkansas River. Often excellent Pleistocene fossils are found on or near gravel bars.
I am sure this is not the largest Mastodon tooth ever found, however, it is the largest Mastodon tooth
that I have ever seen. The crown is not broken ... Just worn down with age. The huge roots are still intact.
Below is a picture taken several years ago of me holding
a small tooth from an immature Mastodon (left).
The Mastodon tooth was found in 1950 while dredging the Mississippi River near LaGrange, Missouri.
The Mammoth tooth (right) was found in Texas.
Mastodon and Mammoth teeth
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