Fossil teeth

From: Phil Clapham (
Date: Thu Sep 05 2002 - 09:03:56 EDT

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    Thanks for your interesting message. This is outside my area of
    expertise, but I have copied this message to my friend Jim Mead at the
    Smithsonian Institution, who is an expert on this. If you contact him,
    I'm sure he will be interested in what you have found.


    Phil Clapham

    Alumno wrote:
    > Dear Sir ;
    > I found yor mail address and decided to write you
    > because I am very interested in get some information about how
    > recognize some fossils cetacean teeth I have found in some
    > phosphat deposits in Caldera, III Region, Chile. I can send you
    > some specimens if you want to examine them. I think they are
    > cetacea or dolphinid teeth, because I also found some periotic
    > bones of cetacea in the same place. I think this could be
    > interesting to you.
    > Regards,
    > Juan Francisco Araya.


    Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Large Whale Biology Program Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543, U.S.A.

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