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**Tooth was found in Baltic Sea, near Lithuanian coast, **

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    $\begingroup$ This looks far more like a horn coral or plant segment than tooth to me. Long shot would be more of a horn than tooth, but the striation yells coral. Lack of a tooth root and a ridge line would indicate to me there never was such a structure. I think we all see tooth at first glance, but the pattern is wrong to me. $\endgroup$ – dlb Oct 3 '17 at 17:40
  • $\begingroup$ I agree definitely not a tooth, the surface is all wrong, you may want to change the title to get some people who are better at identifying corals. $\endgroup$ – John Oct 8 '17 at 16:02
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The geology of Lithuania is pretty complex - ice ages could have brought nearly anything. The fossil belongs to Rugose corals - an extinct order of solitary and colonial corals that were abundant in Middle Ordovician to Late Permian seas.

For precise identification try Baltoscandia fossil database: http://fossiilid.info/46

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