I have been collecting megalodon shark teeth ever since being awe-inspired by the C. megalodon dentition displayed at the National Museum in Baltimore. Since I live far away from every megalodon tooth to be found personally I have been collecting by purchase. The good side, I could be very picky with the purchases and try to go only after the teeth that met the highest standards in terms of esthetical value that I set myself. The bad side, I am still lacking the thrill to go out and hunt for them myself and find one. I would be glad even for a broken one as long as it would be found personally. One day I will take my chances and really go out and try. But so far there have been no feasible opportunities. I know that this is gonna change some day. Until then, I will share with you the ones I gathered over the past 10 years of mailbox collecting...
Some of my finds from the lower Jurassic of Holzmaden.
They were mostly found in the quarry Kromer near Ohmden ( http://www.schieferbruch-kromer.de/ ).
I have found different types of ammonites and belemnites but recently I focused more on vertebrate material.
Vertebrates are not very common but its not impossible to find teeth and bones.
I found most of the teeth in the "Schlacke", a layer with many fish parts.
The most common teeth are teeth from Steneosaurus bollensis (crocodile). You can also find Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur teeth.
My main interest is fossil fish, but here in this album, you will only find invertebrates:
Fossils from Solnhofen, Messel, Holzmaden, Liaoning, Bundenbach, Green River, Linton, Mazon Creek, Monte Bolca, Fiume Marecchia...
These fossils come from various channel deposits found in Wyoming's Lance formation which is contemporary in age and fauna to the more famous Hell Creek formation of MT, SD & ND. These fossils were all found on private property outside of Newcastle, WY.
I don't have all that many teeth like a lot of collectors here in this Forum, but I have found, purchased or traded for a few fishy things along the way.
Update New Year's 2019: The collection has been growing thanks to trades, purchases and my own field finds.
The Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation is a series of beds which contain an incredible diversity of marine life from the Upper Pliocene ranging from approximately 4.5 to 2.5 million years ago. Primary among the organisms that draw attention to these deposits are the gastropods which are so well preserved that they appear to have just recently washed upon the shore. Although both professional and amateurs have collected from the Sarasota quarries which have mined the mollusk shells for construction for over 50 years, a single monograph has never beeen produced. In addition, I am also picturing gastropods from the Tamiami coral reef facies, the Golden Gate Member which contains some of the same species as the Pinecrest but also many endemics. Although short on description which is essential in peer reviewed scientific publications, I hope this gallery will serve as a guide to those who have trouble in acquiring the few out of date works that have delt with the Pinecrest.
My main interest is fossil fish, but you will also find some other vertebrates like amphibians, mammals, reptiles and birds here in this album:
Fossils from Solnhofen, Messel, Holzmaden, Liaoning, Bergisch Gladbach, Green River, Linton, Mazon Creek, Monte Bolca, Fiume Marecchia.....and other places around the world.