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  1. Physogaleus contortus 01

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Physogaleus contortus Summerville, SC Ashley fm. / Ashley marl

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  2. Carcharocles angustidens 15

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Carcharocles angustidens South Carolina Chandler Bridge fm.

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  3. Hemipristis serra 06

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Hemipristis serra Summerville, SC Chandler Bridge fm.

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  4. I'm gonna be around Summerville tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone knows of any promising spots to look for shark teeth and other fossils. I actually came here a few years ago and had no luck at all, but I found out I was looking in the wrong places. I know most people don't want to give out the really good secret spots, but if anyone has any hints for someone who's just coming to town for a day, I promise I can keep a secret. Heck, you could even join me if you want. Any hints or suggestions are welcome!
  5. These micros came from Eocene, Orangeburg Formation matrix from the LaFarge Quarry in Harleyville, South Carolina. This matrix was given to me by Larry Martin years ago and I just recently had the time to finish searching it. The matrix was very fine, what fell through a 1.5 mm sieve. It was very time consuming to search the matrix because of the small size. I usually only sample matrix this fine but looked through all I was given because it contained both oral and rostral sawshark specimens. I found 14 oral and 6 rostral sawshark teeth (Pristiophorus sp.). One oral (1 mm) and two rostral teeth (2 mm & 3mm)are shown below. Sawshark teeth are very rare from the East Coast of the United States. (Note these are sawshark not sawfish) I found a good number of Mustelus sp. (1 mm). Mustelus are actually pretty common, especially in a lot of Miocene formations, but aren’t collected very often because of their small size. I found a single Dasyatis sp. (1 mm) A nice Heterodontus juvenile anterior tooth (1 mm) Lots of catshark teeth (1 mm – 1.5 mm) Lots of different fish teeth (Note the fish teeth are in a 1 inch diameter gem jar) Lots of placoid scales (less than 1 mm) and a few ray dermal denticles (1 mm). Placoid scale Dermal Denticle Marco Sr.
  6. Pleistocene Proboscidean Tooth

    I found this today in a coastal Early Pleistocene deposit in South Carolina. I was thinking mammoth when I found it, but now I think it may be something else? It doesn’t have the characteristic rows of a mammoth tooth.
  7. I have a coprolite that has me somewhat puzzled. It was found in a river in South Carolina and dates Miocene-Pliocene. I picked it up at the Tucson Gem Show because I thought it resembled some east coast coprolites with longitudinal striations/furrows/grooves that @MarcoSr posted a while back. Now that I've looked at it for a while and done a little prep work, I'm not so sure the grooves are sphincter related. There are intestinal muscle marks visible on one side, but they don't seem to match up with the grooves. The grooves were filled with sandstone/limestone. I left matrix in the deeper portions to preserve the integrity of the specimen. Across from the grooves are what look like puncture marks. My first thought was that they were clam borings. However, they do line up with the grooves in question. Now I'm wondering if these could be tooth marks as well. Under magnification, I noticed smaller tooth marks and an impression that I can't figure out. My imagination is now getting the best of me, and I'm seeing food chain activity. I'm seeing a big fish nabbing a small fish that was nabbing an invertebrate that was feasting on feces. Do you think the larger grooves and holes could be tooth marks? Does anyone have any idea what could have left the impression? The only thing I could think of is some sort of mollusk. Love your thoughts on this. @Carl
  8. Charleston/Summerville

    Hello all, I will be in the Charleston/Summerville area this weekend and a few days into the week. If anyone has any suggestions on where I can try to look for shark teeth, please let me know via PM. I can trade spot locations for some Paleozoic fossils or Mesozoic shark teeth. Next week, I will write a trip report on how things go, I am hoping to find my first tooth over 2.5”, I probably won’t get a chance to find something like that for several more years. Wish me luck!
  9. Dire Wolf Carnassial Tooth ?

    Hi There, I've been holding onto this for a year or so waiting to get it ID'd .. always suspected it was a tapir tooth partial but that was before I stumbled upon a few Dire Wolf carnassials with similar breaks. Is this possibly half of a Dire Wolf Carnassial tooth ? @Harry Pristis This was found in dredge material in Port Royal, SC. Pliocene to Pleistocene or so ... Thanks, Brett
  10. Mesozoic Fossils in South Carolina

    Does anyone know where I could find some Mesozoic fossils in South Carolina? I want to find some ammonites for my collection, as the closest thing in my collection that I have is a goniatite. I also want to find some dinosaur or marine reptile teeth. Does anyone know where I could find some?
  11. Feb Cooper River Diving

    Got to spend another weekend diving the Cooper River in South Carolina with Alan Devier. If you dive the Cooper or want to dive the Cooper, Alan is the guy to go with. He is a class act. Found a bunch of good teeth and was an all around good time.
  12. East Coast fossil road trip

    Hello! Later this year I'm planning on moving from Florida back to New England. I was hoping to make the voyage into an interesting road trip... I've heard of several places in the Eastern half of the US where you can dig your own fossils. I know that there are some places in Georgia and the Carolinas that are good to find Megalodon teeth, and some places in the northern US that are good for finding trilobites... I'm up for anything interesting and was looking for suggestions on exact places, tour companies, people, anything that you can offer that might extend my collection on the trip!
  13. Weathered C. megalodon Tooth?!

    Pretty sure this is a weathered C. megalodon tooth.
  14. Turtle Shell?

    Is this a turtle shell? It has some rib, so it seems pretty convincing.
  15. Baby Carcharodon megalodon Tooth?

    Is this actually a tooth from a baby Carcharodon megalodon, or is it something else?
  16. Baby Whale Tooth?

    Is this tooth from a baby whale, or something else?
  17. Whale Tooth

    I know that this is a whale tooth, but do you guys have any idea on what kind?
  18. Whale Ear Bone

    The guy I got this from said that this is a whale ear bone. Is that true?
  19. Whale Bone?

    A whale bone from Lake Murray, at least I'm pretty sure it is.
  20. Another Shark Tooth

    Another sharks tooth. Any ideas on this one? Doesn't look to be another Tiger Shark tooth, but I could be mistaken.
  21. Sponge or Coral?

    At first I thought this one was a rock, but looking at it closer it looks like it could either be a coral or a sponge, or a rock with holes in it. You guy know what it is?
  22. Mako Shark Relative?

    I feel like these teeth are from a relative of the Mako Shark, assuming they are the same species. Any ideas?
  23. Some Kind of Shark Tooth

    Does anyone have any idea what this is? When I was younger, I thought it was from a Helicoprion, but now I know that it is 99.9% certain that it is not a Helicoprion tooth. Does anyone have any ideas?
  24. Shell

    I found this at my school. I was rather surprised to have found it.
  25. Bone Fragments and Possible Coprolite

    Some tiny bone fragments from the Harleyville Quarry. Possibly a coprolite as well.