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  1. They try to hide... :)

    This could have easily escaped, if it wasn't for the watchful eye!
  2. Walton on the Naze: Striatolamia?

    Hi all, My wife and I often find these on the beach at Walton on the Naze, Essex, UK and have assumed that they are striatolamia from the extreme side of the jaw. Are we correct or are these a different species? Thanks in advance and apologies if I have used the wrong terminology. Best regards, Carl
  3. Mini Meg on the rocks

    Found this mini megalodon tooth well embedded in the rock. Took me couple of hours and a lot of patience to take it out!!
  4. Dagger-like teeth

    My 7 year son spotted this gem the other day. Such a beauty isn't it?
  5. Shark Teeth Beaches in Venice, FL

    Hi everyone, I'm planning a trip to South Carolina and Florida in late 2020. It's a family trip that I'm incorporating some fossil hunting into. And because it's a family trip, it's going to be beaches as opposed to rivers and creeks - dad's back can't handle the terrain (no Peace River this trip). As far as fossil hunting goes, my goal is shark teeth and quality ones over a large quantity. I'd like large ones, but I'm sure we all would. I've done my research on both states and have a pretty good idea of which beaches I can hunt in South Carolina. I'm having more issues figuring Florida out. It seems to me that my best bet is Venice, and based on the guides I've read for sieve-and-shovel-type hunts that gives me three choices: the Fishing Pier complex; Caspersen Beach; and Manasota Key. I'll have 3 days in that area. I can do each of those, but if one of these is known as better than the others for shark teeth, I'd rather focus my efforts on that. I'm wondering if anyone has accounts of their experiences at any of these to give me a better idea of how I want to distribute my time. While I continue to scour the forums for member experiences at these beaches, any advice would be appreciated. Even beaches outside of the Venice area; the trip is flexible and I can change it up.
  6. Meg or Great White Teeth?

    I recently bought some fossil shark teeth from the St. Johns River in Florida (recovered by a diver), which includes some megs and makos. A couple of the teeth--pictured below--also look like they could possibly be great white teeth, but I'm not sure. These are approximately the same size--the tooth on the left measures 2.3" and 2.1" along its slants and the other measures 2.1" on both sides. I think the one on the right is probably a meg as it looks like there may be thin bourlette. The one on the left doesn't appear to have a bourlette; however it obviously has some root wear, so it's possible a bourlette has eroded away. I've included additional photos below. What do you think about these? Any help in ID'ing them is much appreciated. Thanks! More pictures of the tooth on the left: More pictures of the tooth on the right:
  7. Hello everyone, in addition to posting my other topic today, I am going to post this one. With the summer coming to a close, I am preparing to go back to college in Ohio and continue my study of Neuroscience and Mathematics. The rain in Ohio and ID'ing NJ fossils in the ID section often make me lament all of potential NJ hunts I am missing out on because I am at school. So, I thought it would be a good idea to collect micro matrix using a window screen and stock several buckets full of gravel to look through during the semester. Over the last two weeks or so I've had the opportunity to do some early looking and will share my finds in this post. Hopefully I will be able to make many more NJ Micro trip reports during the course of the semester. I am still figuring out the proper mixture of lighting and camera angles. Also, you may notice it in this post, but I am adjusted the properties Exposure, Shadows, and Sharpness to get the optimal view of the fossils. The black borders and resizing of the photos were automatically done by a Python script I wrote. Perhaps with more micro reports I can become better at ID'ing what I find (there are still many things that I have found where I am at a loss for what they are) and taking photos. Enjoy. Here is my setup currently Here is some gravel I've looked through FOSSILS Format: <suspected ID> Maybe Rhombodus laevis AMALGAM OF RAYS 1 (tooth) 2 (tooth) 3 (tooth) 4 (tooth) 5 (tooth) 6 (denticle) 7 (denticle: In middle) Lonchidion babulskii Ptychotrygon sp. 1 2 Ischyrhiza mira 1 2 3 4 5 6 Squatina hassei (potentially) Hadrodus priscus 1 2 3 Ischyodus bifurcatus SHARK TEETH MISCELLANEOUS BUT POSSIBLY DIAGNOSTIC 1 2 GENERAL FINDS 1 2
  8. I’ve recently bought some fossil shark teeth online to expand my collection beyond the local Maryland fauna (Miocene from the Calvert Cliffs and Paleocene from the Potomac River/Aquia Formation), and it occurred to me that perhaps there are some forum members who would be interested in sharing some of your finds or extras in exchange for mine. The things I have to offer are shown below—mostly fossil shark teeth and a few other things. These aren’t all perfect, but there’s a good variety, including some less common species. I’ve collected most of these myself and have also listed a few purchased teeth for trade. If there’s something that interests you, hopefully we can help each other build out our respective collections. I have particular interest in adding Ptychodus sp. and Cretodus sp. teeth from the Cretaceous to my collection, but I’m open to a broad range of offers. U.S. trades are likely easiest for shipping, but I’m happy to consider international offers too. Thanks for looking! Quick summary of shark teeth available for trade by species (also see photos below): Miocene from Calvert Cliffs - Alopias latidens (2), Carcharhinus sp. (5+), Carcharodon hastalis (1), Galeocerdo aduncus (2), Hemipristis serra (4), Negaprion eurybathrodono (5), Notorynchus cepedianus (1), and Physogaleus contortus (4) Paleocene from Potomac River/Aquia Formation - Anomotodon novus (2), Cretalamna appendiculata (2), Palaeohypotodus rutoti (3), Paraorthacodus clarkii (1), Striatolamia striata (4+), and unidentified sand tigers (4+) Miocene-Pliocene from Purchases - Carcharocles megalodon (1), Carcharodon hastalis (2) I. Shark Teeth Available for Trade A. Miocene shark teeth from the Calvert Cliffs (unless otherwise noted): Alopias latidens (thresher shark) - both pending Carcharhinus sp. (gray sharks) – I also have others available. The tooth on the far right is from a Miocene exposure in Virginia (Westmoreland State Park). Carcharodon hastalis (white shark, predecessor to the great white) Galeocerdo aduncus (tiger shark) – The smaller tooth on the right is from a Miocene exposure in Virginia (Westmoreland State Park). Hemipristis serra (snaggletooth shark) - tooth A is pending Negaprion eurybathrodono (lemon shark) Notorynchus cepedianus? (sevengill cow shark) – This is most likely N. cepedianus though it’s a partial so I don’t know if it can be definitively ID’ed. Physogaleus contortus (tiger-like shark) B. Paleocene shark teeth from the Potomac River/Aquia Formation: ** I’ve done my best to identify the various sand tiger shark teeth below, but I may have made some mistakes. Anomotodon novus (goblin shark) - both are pending (though I also have others) Cretalamna appendiculata (mackerel shark) - tooth B is pending Palaeohypotodus rutoti (sand tiger shark) – I am pretty sure these are all P. rutoti due to the presence of basio-labial folds (see this elasmo.com page), but I could be wrong. Paraorthacodus clarkii (no common name shark) - tooth is pending Striatolamia striata (sand tiger shark) – I have others available too. - teeth A and D are pending Other non-striated sand tiger shark teeth – I’m unsure of the species on these; some may be Hypotodus verticalis. I have others available too. - tooth C is pending C. Purchased shark teeth available for trade: Carcharocles megalodon – This tooth was collected by a diver from the St. John’s River in Florida and measures a little over 2.75” slant height. I believe these are both Carcharodon hastalis – They are from an estate sale and their original collection location is unknown. They measure 1.7” and 1.2” slant height, respectively. II. Other Fossils Available for Trade A. Miocene from the Calvert Cliffs: Ecphora gardnerae? (gastropod) – If this is E. gardnerae, it’s also Maryland’s state fossil. Drum fish teeth Ray crushing plate fragments – The two v-shaped ones on the left are Aetomylaeus sp. and the other two may be as well. I have others available too. - plate B is pending Fossil corral – I believe these are Astrhelia palmata. I have others available too. Fossil sand dollar fragments – I have others available too. B. Paleocene from the Potomac River/Aquia Formation: Ray crushing plate fragments – I have others available too. Turritella sp. steinkerns/casts – I have others available too.
  9. Lee Creek ID help

    Hi. Here are some cool finds from the past week after going through the Lee Creek matrix. I feel pretty confident in most of my IDs. Couple of them I have no idea. Thanks for any feedback! Much appreciated in advance! Enjoy the pictures. 1. I believe this is a catshark tooth - scyliorhinus 2. Tope shark - Galeorhinus 3. I have found a couple of these teeth that are identical to this heart shaped tooth. 4. Hardnose Shark - Carcharhinus macloti 5. I thought this was Dogfish Shark but the more i look at the root, i think I am wrong. 4. Is this a mouth plate from a fish? 5. I think this is going to be put in the Fish tooth pile. 6. Is this a broken tip of whale or dolphin tooth? Normally i would just assume fish tooth but it looks different than the others I have found. 7. Another one for the fish tooth pile?
  10. Teeth/Bone ID

    Hello! Last time I was here I posted about 50 pieces of barnacle which I thought were teeth. Good news is, this time I actually have teeth! I sent these in to another fossil ID place, and they identified a few of my teeth as possible lemon shark, and the 8th from the left as a possible C. hastalis. If anyone can help identify more specifically what sharks the teeth came from I'd really appreciate it!! Also, the big brown fragment on the far right in these pictures they identified as some kind of bone fragment- maybe it's a long shot but do any of you know what it could have come from??? I'm really curious about that one now. (Ignore the second and third from the right. They aren't interesting.) I can post more pics if needed.
  11. Hi everyone, I have here a 5.6" Megalodon tooth. Before considering it further, I'd like to know if anyone can see repairs on it. The claim is that there are none. I don't see any, but I'm also not too experienced with recognizing them yet. The images aren't too large. Unfortunately, they're the best quality available. I'd appreciate more eyes on this in any case. Thank you, Bellamy
  12. A bad morning in big brook is better than a good morning almost anywhere else. And a good morning is..... bunch of shark teeth, shark vert, an unidentified vert, deer leg, rib fragment and atlas vertebrae (who decapitated my Bambi?). A good size belemnite and a pice of pottery
  13. North Carolina Fossil Formations

    Okay so I have a couple of questions regarding fossil formations in Eastern North Carolina. In recent years I have been hunting for shark teeth in rivers and creeks of North Carolina. Occasionally we will come across deeply cut banks with exposed layers containing tightly packed shell material. I’m curious as to what this formation is called, as well as if this contains fossils such as shark, fish etc. If it does not, what layer does contain these fossils, and is it located above or below the above mentioned layer? I’ve been researching this however, the shell formation I mentioned is the only layer that I can recognize as containing fossils. What do the different formations look like? Just trying to get pointed in the right direction! Thanks guys.
  14. Walton on the Naze UK: Shark tooth?

    Hi all, can you please help me as I’m in two minds about this as it looks for all the world like a rose thorn but ‘feels’ the same as the sharks teeth we find here in the beach. We usually find sand shark in abundance but this doesn’t look like any of the teeth I have found before. What do you think? it would have been from the London Clay beds if it is a tooth. thank you! PS the dimension on the tape measure shows it to be approx 1cm in length.
  15. Glyphis gangeticus Java

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    Large (almost 1 1/4”) Ganges River Shark tooth from North Central Java. Late Pliocene- Early Pleistocene. Photos don’t do this tooth’s coloration justice.
  16. Glyphis gangeticus Java

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    Large (almost 1 1/4”) Ganges River Shark tooth from North Central Java. Late Pliocene- Early Pleistocene. Photos don’t do this tooth’s coloration justice.
  17. Unknown Bone

    Found this in the Tar river in eastern NC along with some whale material and a few teeth. Never found one quite like this before. It’s about a foot long and pretty dense. Definitely fossilized but unsure from which period. Any ideas on what it is, or what period it may be from?
  18. Micro Matrix

    I have been spending the past covid months going through Lee Creek matix. I dont know what I would have done without it. I have found hundreds of things and still have a ton to go through. Since I post pictures last I took the advice given and purchased an aultrasonic cleaner. WOW, what a difference it makes. Thanks for the input on that @MarcoSr @Al Dente @ClearLake @CocoAnyway here are 10 unique finds that I need some guidence on. I appreciate any feedback! 1. Is this a fish tooth? To me it looks more reptilian. Dare I say Croc tooth. I know its not but I am still searching for my first. Plus I have heard they are super rare for Lee Creek. 2. The only thing that slightly looks close to this tooth is a Bramble Shark. But I think this is going to end up as some type of symphyseal tooth. 3. Smooth Hound Shark 4. Never saw anything like this before. I am assuming its fish 5. Alien tooth or another Symphyseal tooth 6. Just cool looking and small 1-2mm 7. Fish Jaw but what kind? about 2-3mm 8. Next two pictures are NOT the same tooth. I found two that look very similar. Pinfish? 9. 10. Fish tooth?
  19. Spent the morning hunting. The water level was ridiculously high. A little friendly green snake was on the trail.
  20. Hey everyone! I've been offline for a very long time (too long ), but I'm finally back in the fossil game! I celebrated the start of the summer vacation the right way with quite a few hunts in Antwerp, and those hunts didn't disappoint When in Antwerp I especially look for shark teeth, but we find other stuff as well (bones and teeth of mammals), which I might make another post about We've also been on a mini vacation to the Belgian Ardennes so stay tuned for more photo spam One of the first finds was this beautiful C. hastalis (bonus points if you spot the matching nail polish ) A pic of how we find them around here Had a lucky day when we found this P. benedeni! Another lucky day when we found this beautiful hastalis And another VERY lucky day when found this beast of a C. carcharias This is the first we've found in all those years of searching for shark teeth!! (they're very rare here in Antwerp) We just couldn't believe our luck with this one Can't wait to explore this location further the coming weeks I hoped you enjoyed this summary of our hunts! Of course we find more teeth than just the 'picture perfect' ones, but these are definitely the highlights Kind regards, Angie
  21. I was at the beach during low tide when I went in the shallow water and was looking for various stones when I came across this object. I’m not sure if it is a shark tooth encased in a rock of some sort, or just a rock? I think it is only a rock but the contours of this object could signal that a fossil is inside. Does anyone know what this could be? Thank you everyone.
  22. Carcharocles aksuaticus

    Hi everyone, I've been looking for a Carcharocles aksuaticus tooth online. It seems really hard to find one, which leads me to believe there might be a synonym for it that I don't know about (other than Otodus aksuaticus). There was a thread here a few years ago wherein someone suggested that Otodus subserratus may be the same thing. Based on what I can tell, that isn't true. However, could anyone confirm whether this is accurate please?
  23. So, this title might be a bit of clickbait because unfortunately I have yet to find any actual shark teeth, so bear with me. I've visited the Whiskey Bridge site just west of Bryan, Texas several times now. The clay-like matrix that makes up the north bank of the Brazos River under the bridge has several layers of fossiliferous Eocene deposits, and although I've found lots of coral, shells, and even some cuttlefish prongs by surface hunting, I've had no luck when it comes to shark teeth. Assuming that the only way to find small dark-colored teeth amongst a bunch of dark-colored dirt was to take a lot of that dirt back home and go over it out of the hot Texas sun, I picked up a couple gallons worth of matrix on the last trip and I've been treating it with mineral spirits and boiling water over the last three days so that I can sift through it. I'm about halfway through it all now, and I still have not found any. Anyone that has been to the Whiskey Bridge site before, can you help me out? Am I not looking in the right places? I heard somewhere that the teeth collect lower down the cliffside because they're heavier, but when I checked there weren't any fossiliferous layers in that area. This whole ordeal is starting to irritate me because I know that what I'm looking for is there - one of my buddies even found a nice handful of decent-sized teeth the last time he made the drive up to the site several years ago. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to listen to me, and if anyone has any help or words of advice they'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  24. Florida Shark Teeth

    Hi everyone, I have here 3 teeth from a river in Florida which I'm having some trouble identifying. I do believe that the top two may be bull, but ultimately am not sure. Those are 1/2" each; the bottom partial is 1"
  25. Location is in Missouri The area is dated to the Pennsylvanian Formation: Muncie Creek Shale I was cracking Open some Concretions I found and this Came out of one! Unfortunately not in One piece. I was fortunate to find almost all of the pieces, including the tip, but do not know what adhesive to use Never the less I would like to know what species this is from! I have found various prehistoric fish parts from the rock Pile this has come from, Such as teeth from Eugeneodontida and Cartilage. The tip