Fossil ID March 1, 2006

What is it? Ask the Expert and Find Out!

What is it? Ask the Expert and Find Out!

IT IS A HORSE TOOTH, probably the fossil zebra Equus scotti. Horse teeth from the skull are long and square like these. The chewing surface often has a “bow-tie” shape in the enamel folds. The root ends are usually hollow as these are. Horses are often found with mammoth remains, especially in central Texas.
Thanks to the young lady who made us aware of these.

Joe Taylor
Director/Curator
Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum

March 1, 2006

Article and photos copyright Mt. Blanco, originally published 2006.  Re-posted August 2015

*Mt. Blanco Archives: Because of the many changes since Mt. Blanco opened in 1998, we are re-posting many of the old updates, articles, etc. that were originally on our website.  Some of the information may be out of date, but each of our archived articles are an important part of Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum’s history.

 

 

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