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    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Chondrichthyes
    Order: Lamniformes
    Family: Lamnidae
    Genus: Carcharoides
    Species: C. catticus
    Author Citation Phillipi, 1846

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Paleogene
    Sub Period: None
    Epoch: Oligocene
    International Age: Chattian


    Chandler Bridge Formation


    Collector: Erin Osborne
    Date Collected: 12/17/2022
    Acquired by: Field Collection


    Width: 13.01 mm
    Height: 17.21 mm
    Thickness: 3.18 mm


    Sawmill Branch
    Dorchester County
    South Carolina
    United States


    Sawmill Branch contains fossils from more than one formation and epoch, but everything I find online says C. catticus in Summerville come from the Chandler Bridge Formation (upper Oligocene).  


    ID references:

    1. Gale, B. (2020). A Beachcomber's Guide to Fossils. The University of Georgia Press.

    2. Rabi, M., & Botfalvai, G. (2008). A preliminary report on the Late Oligocene vertebrate fauna from Mariahalom, Hungary. Hantkeniana, 6, 177-185.

    3. Godfrey et al. (2018). The Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, USA. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology.

    4. Maisch IV, H., Becker, M., & Chamberlain Jr, J. (2015). Chondrichthyans from a lag deposit between the Shark River Formation (Middle Eocene) and Kirkwood Formation (Early Miocene), Monmouth County, New Jersey. Paludicola, 10, 149-183.


    ID and Chandler Bridge Formation reference:

    1. Bourdon, J. (2004-2008). Genera from the Fossil Record: Carcharoides. Elasmo. http://www.elasmo.com/frameMe.html?file=heim/leecreek/lc-c_catticus.html&menu=bin/menu_topics-alt.html


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    sixgill pete


    That is a gorgeous little tooth.

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