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  1. We've had a couple nice hunts in the Aquia recently. Our first trip was really nice. The weather was beautiful and the tide was low. The only finds of note from this trip were two shark vertebrae and a small yet pristine transitional otodus. As always, we found over a 100 teeth in the gentle shallows. Our second trip was incredibly productive, albeit with fast moving water and a high tide on a beach ravaged by storms. We found what I think is a turtle washing out of a recent fall; I was unable to spot the rest of the turtle in the fall, however we were able to grab five pieces of material from the same spot,(within 6-7 feet of each other) and then find four more scattered along the beach. This trip was also very productive in terms of otodus, 3 in all from this same trip, although one was very badly damaged. Along with these larger beauties, innumerable teeth found their way into our hands and pockets. Is there any way that the turtle can be identified? Is it possible to refer to this turtle material as from the same turtle? ( We weren't finding any the first trip and then found a ton the second trip) @MarcoSr@sharkdoctor@WhodamanHD Thanks, FA The rikers mount contains finds from both trips. The largest fragment of turtle. Identifiable?
  2. Otodus obliquus??

    In your opinion, these teeth are of an Otodus Obliquus
  3. A Cold Trip Down In The Aquia

    Today was our first trip to a hunting spot in the Aquia Formation. We had no idea what to expect from this location, but believe me, we were not disappointed. After three hours of walking the beach and sifting, we managed to leave (when the rain started) with some really nice pieces. I managed to grab what would have been a beauty of an Otodus except for the fact that it was snapped in half, some Ratfish material, one of the teeth i've been hunting after for a while, Jaekelotodus Robustus, a croc tooth, an angel shark, and a multitude of large Striolamnia Striata. MomAnonymous got not one, but four Jaekelotodus Robustus, a ray dermal scute, and the tip of a small fish jaw. Between the two of us we managed to collect between four-five hundred teeth in a three hour hunting period. Thanks for this one, @sharkdoctor
  4. Ypresian Claiborne (Eocene,USA)

    Brachycarcharias atlasi (Arambourg, 1952), Eutrichiurides plicidens comb. nov., Galeorhinus louisi Adnet & Cappetta, 2008, Ginglymostoma maroccanum Noubhani & Cappetta, 1997, Gymnosarda sp., Mennerotodus sp., Rhizoprionodon ganntourensis (Arambourg, 1952), Stenoscyllium aff. S. priemi Noubhani & Cappetta, 1997, Trichiurus oshosunensis White, 1926 Hypolophodon sylvestris (White, 1931), Malacanthus? sulcatus (Koken, 1888), Meridiania cf. M. convexa Case, 1994, Palaeocybium proosti (Storms, 1897), Paraconger sector (Koken, 1888), Paralbula aff. P. marylandica Blake, 1940, Phyllodus toliapicus Agassiz, 1844, Propristis schweinfurthi Dames, 1883, Pycnodus sp., Pythonichthys colei (Müller, 1999), Scomberomorus stormsi (Leriche, 1905), Signata stenzeli Frizzell & Dante, 1965, and Signata nicoli Frizzell & Dante, 1965, and the first Paleogene occurrences in Alabama of a member of the Gobiidae Cuvier, 1816. A biostratigraphic analysis of our sample showed stratigraphic range extensions for several taxa, including the first Bartonian occurrences of Eoplinthicus yazooensis, Jacquhermania duponti (Winkler, 1876), Meridiania cf. M. convexa, Phyllodus toliapicus, and “Rhinobatos” here(HUGE!!!!!) meaning 76 MB European Journal of Taxonomy 585: 1–274 Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of the elasmobranchs and bony fishes (Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes) of the lower-to-middle Eocene (Ypresian to Bartonian) Claiborne Group in Alabama, USA,including an analysis of otoliths Jun A. EBERSOLE1, David J. CICIMURRI & Gary L. STRINGER @squali
  5. Otodus?

    Is this an Otodus shark tooth? Bought for me for Christmas, so I don't know much about it.
  6. Me and my friends are convinced this isn’t a sand shark tooth. But we can’t agree on what it is, between Cretolamna and Otodus (of course it could be neither, we are idiots)
  7. Greetings, I recently bought a fossil vertebra from a moroccan seller who claimed it was a Plesiosaurus vertebra, and through I did not believe him I made a deal with him and I got the fossil for a cheap price. My guess it that it belongs to an Otodus chark or an Enchodus fish, is a quite big vertebrae anyway... What do you think? Thank you very much in advance.
  8. Otodus obliquus (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    Slant length 7cm. Paleocene Khouribga, Morocco
  9. I was looking at this Otodus tooth fossil from Morocco... Does this matrix look all natural?
  10. Two good finds from 9/21

    My two best finds from last weekend
  11. Otodus tooth?

    Is this an otodus tooth?
  12. Otodus aksuaticus Kazakhstan

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    A transitional Otodus from Aktulagay, Kazakhstan.
  13. Otodus aksuaticus Kazakhstan

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    A transitional Otodus from Aktulagay, Kazakhstan.
  14. 'Cuspless' Otodus obliquus Morocco

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    An Otodus, but with 'shoulders' instead of the traditional cusplets.
  15. 'Cuspless' Otodus obliquus Morocco

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    An Otodus, but with 'shoulders' instead of the traditional cusplets.
  16. Otodus obliquus Morocco

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    An interesting Otodus obliquus from Khouribga, Morocco, featuring only one cusplet, and one 'shoulder'.
  17. Otodus obliquus Morocco

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    An interesting Otodus obliquus from Khouribga, Morocco, featuring only one cusplet, and one 'shoulder'.
  18. Otodus mugodzharicus(?) Kazakhstan

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    This tooth shares characteristics of Otodus mugodzharicus, but there's a twist: it was found in the locality of Tushbair that produces teeth dating back to the lower Bartonian; much younger than when Otodus mugodzharicus would have swam the Earth's oceans. Possibly a megalolamna ancestor?
  19. Otodus mugodzharicus(?) Kazakhstan

    From the album Cenozoic Sharks

    This tooth shares characteristics of Otodus mugodzharicus, but there's a twist: it was found in the locality of Tushbair that produces teeth dating back to the lower Bartonian; much younger than when Otodus mugodzharicus would have swam the Earth's oceans. Possibly a megalolamna ancestor?
  20. ***Picture Heavy*** Went down to my local beach after work on Monday with the intention of looking for plant seeds from the London Clay beds. After waiting half an hour for the tide to recede i could get to the best material.... Within the first five minutes something large caught my eye in one of the material piles.....See if you can spot it... A nearly perfect 58mm Otodus! With intact cusps and serrations, maybe an Otodus Aksuaticus? Needless to say it was a bit of a surprise! Found a few of the usual Striatolamia teeth in situ. And a bit of a ray plate. Found a fish vert slowly wearing out of the clay. A few seeds and a tiny bone (10mm) photos are of poor quality but any ideas of what it is? Seeds. Tiny bone. The tide had started to come in by that point so headed up onto the beach. Photos showing the red crag cliffs with the London Clay bed below it. This part of the beach is picked over a lot so i do not tend to spend to much time there. (Unless its productive such as after a storm where the shingle gets washed away to expose the London clay beds under it then it is incredible ) Few beach finds, the majority are a bit worn after being rolled around by the waves etc. Few partials of much bigger teeth. So in all, quite a productive couple of hours! Thanks all!
  21. Moroccan Otodus?

    Are all of these Moroccan shark teeth Otodus Obiliquus?
  22. Possible Mako Tooth?

    Hi there, New to this forum and writing on behalf of my family. This particular tooth was found yesterday at a beach (Ocean Beach, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand) near to where we live. Have written to the National Museum (Te Papa, Wellington) and spoken to an assistant at the National Aquarium (Napier, NZ) about what we might have found. See tags for possible species. It will be at least 10,000 years old, but hard to say given we don't know the matrix. There are crumbling cliffs made of dark grey stone at the headland of the beach where it was found. Possibly mudstone. It was found among white pulverised shells on the beach at low tide. Any help identifying species would be appreciated. Cheers, Andrew & Family
  23. Otodus

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    58mm Worn Otodus from Suffolk.
  24. Otodus

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    58mm Worn Otodus from Suffolk.
  25. London Clay Otodus

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    Large 64mm Otodus found at Bawdsey whilst bait collecting.
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