FOSSILS OF NEW JERSEY
Age - Eocene Commonality - Uncommon
The most distinguishing characteristics of this species is the lack of cusplets and the extension of the cutting edge onto the root. The anterior teeth of Anomotodon novus are delicate looking with long thin crowns. Very faint striations are normally present on the lingual surface of the crown. There is a strong nutrient grove and lingual protuberance on the root. Laterals also lack cusplets and have the cutting edge extent onto the root but are rarely collected due to their small size. Anterior teeth average between 1 - 2 cm (3/4 inch) long and laterals about 5 mm.
Labial and lingual view of
Profile view of an anterior tooth
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