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  1. Hi, I recenty acquired a bulk of shark teeth found on the beaches of Cadzand, The Netherlands. I think there are around 200 - 300 shark, ray and fish teeth in the bag ranging in age from the Eocene up to the Plio/Pleistocene. A large chunk of the teeth are common species like C. hastalis, Brachycarcharias lerichei & Striatolamia macrota teeth. But there are a few I am not sure about and some I don't even a clue about, so I was hoping some people here might help me out confirm my ID. Thank you in advance! All the ray teeth in the bunch
  2. Hi all, I'm looking for photos or good illustrations of dentitions from a few different sharks from the Paleocene and Eocene to help improve my recognition and to learn better how their teeth varied across the jaw. These could be natural/associated sets or artificial/constructed ones. The sharks I'm looking for are: Jaekelotodus robustus Palaeohypotodus rutoti Brachycarcharias lerichei Isurolamna inflata Can anyone point me toward resources for any of these? If you know of dentitions from different species within these genera, those would be h
  3. ThePhysicist

    Carcharias sp.

    From the album: North Sulphur River

    This may be an undescribed sand tiger tooth, or C. amonensis? I'm leaving it in the matrix, so may never know. It's about 8 mm.
  4. bthemoose

    Russian Sand Tigers

    I purchased some shark teeth recently, all or most of which appear to be sand tigers, from Russia and am hoping some folks on here might be able to help me identify them. The information from the seller, who is in Russia but didn't collect these himself, is that these are Cretaceous teeth found in chalk deposits on the banks of the Don River, near Kalach-on-Don, Volgograd region, Russia. He doesn't have any more info or know the exact geologic layer. I haven't been able to find much information from searching online, but using the app Rockd, it does appear that the geology in the a
  5. I've wanted to put together an artificial tooth set of Striatolamia striata from the Aquia Formation in Maryland for a while given the abundance of that species in the formation. Until recently, though, I was missing a lot of the less commonly collected tooth positions--extreme posteriors, intermediates, and first lower anteriors. After searching through several gallons of Potomac River gravels over the last couple of months, I finally filled in the gaps. I put together the tooth set below a few days ago and just finished mounting them in a riker box I received in the mail yesterday.
  6. I went out on a fossil hunt last Thursday to one of the streams I like to hunt at. It was only around 28 degrees F when I arrived so I didn't have the highest hopes. I ended up having my best day both quality and quantity wise! I found my first New Jersey hemi as well as my first tiger shark tooth. Also found a really nice sized sand tiger as well as one that would have been a monster if it was whole. Hope you guys enjoy!!
  7. Mark_G_51

    Sand Tiger Tooth ID

    I am having trouble identifying Sand Tiger teeth. Any help on the species of these? Maybe Striatolamia?
  8. Hi There, I just wanted to confirm that I think (?) these are examples of the large Sand Tiger shark from the Chattian. Jaekelotodus trigonalis ? ... This time period is not one I'm yet familiar with. Though, it is in a similar area to where the O. auriculatus I just received was found. Mangystau (Mangyshlak), Kazakhstan The preservation in this area is poor but the teeth are much larger. You can see the cusps have been worn down/away @Al Dente Cheers, Brett
  9. SharkySarah

    Is this a sand tiger tooth?

    Is this a sand tiger tooth? Found in the Calvert formation
  10. BellamyBlake

    Sand Tiger?

    I have a tooth here that I'm not sure on - torn between Sand Tiger and Goblin. It's around 1 1/4". It's from Florida.
  11. Rowboater

    rapp creek hunting

    Slipped out to the wooded creek. Children(?) have been busy hunting, they dig big holes near the creek bed? Maybe they know what they are doing. I was hoping some spots would yield cow shark teeth, but the kids have been busy in those areas. Guess being out of school so long has them bored, or more likely their mothers want them out of the house. No one was out today. Most areas I hunted were full of gravel and I found lots of broken stuff (not shown), nothing of size. I found a few tiny teeth which might be sand tiger symphyseal teeth; the roots look right , but they are smaller than u
  12. Praefectus

    Sand tiger shark tooth: Fossil ID

    Hello. Does anyone know the species of this sand tiger shark tooth? It is from Florida and is 0.8 inches (2 cm) long. Thanks.
  13. Frank Eaton

    Help: The Carcharias spectrum

    I’m trying to ID the tooth at the center of this spectrum. To its’ left, Sand Tigers. To its’ right, makos. But the specimen in the middle is... a bit of both?
  14. I thought it would be fun and possibly helpful to other collectors to discuss the results of my first foray into the world of micro fossil exploration. I had purchased some quantities of micro matrix from two different formations and they provided vastly different experiences for me as a collector. I got a vial of micro fossils from the Neva formation which is from Kansas and is Permian. This stuff really proved to be quite a challenge and was not ideal to start with. These are TINY fossils and I was not equipped to handle such small fossils. Identifying the shark material was chal
  15. Rowboater

    rapp creek hunting

    Needed to get out and get some exercise. Relatively cool and dark in the morning, the full foliage shade was nice, surprisingly little water in the creek. I worked one spot hard, found a few partial ecphora, lots of sand tiger teeth, a few angel and drum teeth. A bonito nose a Tilly bone and what probably was once a bonito nose. One three pointed cowshark tooth which I lost when I fell. The highlight was a nice hemipristis (don't find many of those or tiger or mako in this site. And no megs). Bits and pieces drying to go through later.
  16. Snaggle_tooth

    Mystery Shark Tooth

    Hi all, I recently went on a trip to Brownie's Beach in Maryland in search of Hemies, and I came home with some pretty good little teeth and a few decent sized ones. However, there was one tooth that I found I could not identify. I am not really sure what shark it belongs to, it sort of resembles a sand tiger but the root is very robust and thick. Im more or less lost as to what it could be. Wishful thinking, but I thought it might be a baby megatooth shark or a mako or something along the lines of that. Its a long shot, but I thouht i would ask to see if anyone else could Identify it,
  17. Hi so I have been hunting my favorite spot recently, and ever since I first came to this spot I have noticed a good amount of sand tiger teeth popping up, but only in this 10 foot radius. Is it possible that all of these teeth are from the same shark. They all range in similar size and I have only ever found them in this one spot. for every nice one i have pictured. I found 10 more broken ones just missing the roots.
  18. Rowboater

    rapp beach hunting

    Made two back-to-back trips to the beach, the first trip had too much surf, the second too high a tide. We had a wind storm from the north and I expected stuff on the beach (but a quick glance at the tide lines left on the beach revealed nothing but shells.) First day didn't find much, surf was strong and I lost three in the crashing waves. It was warm out, and i tired of chasing the little teeth. Today was better results-wise. Much cooler and a manageable dropping tide. Walked up and down the beach picking up the occasional tooth (always amazes me that you can find teeth every pass, mus
  19. HoppeHunting

    Hop 5 03/30/19

    1. Hemipristis serra: One of my first teeth of the day, found in the water. Small, but nice colors and perfect serrations. 2. Carcharias cuspidata: Flawless sand tiger. Symmetrical and super sharp, with both double cusplets intact. 3. Galeocerdo aduncus: Gorgeous tiger, almost looks like a G. cuvier because of size. Very nice root to crown contrast. 4. Odontocete tooth: Little porpoise/dolphin tooth with a long, thick root. In very good condition. 5. Ecphora sp.: A very nice small Ecphora, nearly complete, just missing the white part at the top.
  20. JulianoLPD

    Shark teeth ID

    Hi there folks, I recently received this lot as gift, but it came with no ID. Is it possible to get an ID from this pic? They are all from Morroco. Thanks in advance.
  21. Rowboater

    rapp creek hunting

    Tried to get out before the ice storm in search of cowshark teeth (found none and hunted hard). Lots of small sand tiger teeth, including a crooked one and a symphyseal, and lots of split teeth. Lots of drum teeth, (the dull side is more interesting than the glossy side). Four angel teeth that stand up on their triangular base, two whose root is damaged. Two or three mako (broken). Lots of small triangular teeth (dusky, bull, gray? not sure what all they are). Lots of batoid/ skate teeth, but no stingers or denticles. One whole vert and a small disc echinoid. Lots ofsmall 'whale bone'
  22. HoppeHunting

    Hop 5 01/25/19

    (I will now be using the poll format, so you can actually click your favorite and the poll will keep track of the votes) 1. Carcharocles chubutensis: MY FIRST MEGATOOTH! A bit of damage near the root and a missing bourlette, but a gorgeous tooth nonetheless. The serrations are absolutely killer. It’s about 1 ¾ inches. Colors completely changed when it dried. I. Am. Ecstatic. 2. Carcharias cuspidata: Very large sand tiger with a beautiful hooked double cusp on one shoulder. Excellent preservation, and certainly a necklace quality tooth. 3. Notorynchus primige
  23. Brett Breakin' Rocks

    Carcharias sp. 01

    From the album: Sharks and their prey ....

    Carcharias sp. Savannah River Savannah, Georgia

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  24. Brett Breakin' Rocks

    Carcharias cuspidata 01

    From the album: Sharks and their prey ....

    Carcharias cuspidata Savannah, GA

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  25. So to make up for the rain yesterday i walked all day today. I went sharks tooth hunting in the morning and found a huge sand tiger and a nice posterior meg, then a buddy of mine who lives down south was nice enough to ask me if I wanted to hunt down his way. So i scrambled off the beach and headed south. Well I was lucky enough to find a bunch of my FAVORITE fossil the ecphora!!! I was also able to collect a bunch of shell for mom not to shabby!!!
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