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  • Serratolamna serrata


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    • A very nice example of this somewhat common tooth in the PeeDee. It can be almost instantly identified by it's asymmetrical shoulders and difference in numbers of accessory cusps on each shoulder.

    Taxonomy

    Serratolamna serrata

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Chondrichthyes
    Order: Lamniformes
    Family: Cretoxyrhinidae
    Genus: Serratolamna
    Species: S. serrata
    Author Citation Agassiz, 1843

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Maastrichtian

    Stratigraphy

    PeeDee Formation
    Island Creek Member

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 03/27/2018
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 16.4mm
    Width: 17.9mm

    Location

    Martin Marietta Quarry
    New Hanover County
    North Carolina
    United States

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    A very nice example of this somewhat common tooth in the PeeDee. It can be almost instantly identified by it's asymmetrical shoulders and difference in numbers of accessory cusps on each shoulder.



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    sixgill pete

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    1 hour ago, Plax said:

    that's a beauty! ICM or RPM of the Peedee?

    Island Creek.

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    tatehntr

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    Absolutely gorgeous tooth!! What is the situation with hunting at Martin Marietta? I live in Wilmington and would love to check it out.

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    sixgill pete

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    On 5/10/2018 at 9:15 PM, tatehntr said:

    Absolutely gorgeous tooth!! What is the situation with hunting at Martin Marietta? I live in Wilmington and would love to check it out.

    Club sponsored trips only. And very very few of them anymore.

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