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  1. Hi guys I have 2 shark teeth, a megalodon from South Carolina and a chubutensis from Peru, both teeth are authentic but have different characteristics for example the enamel between the crown and serrations on the megalodon is really standout and flickers in the light, how ever the chubutensis is barely noticeable and bland, also the root on the megalodon is almost rough feeling as the chubutensis is really smooth, is this to do with how they have fossilised different around the world, I’m keen to hear what u have to say see photos below ! Thanks in advance
  2. florida trip

    okay so been tryin to do this for a long time i have a few areas picked out well its 200 square miles but looks good to me from 20 maps and google any body have any creeks or streams they would recommend other than the piece river I'm not a diver going to be me a shovel and some waders looking for info a general area to go to
  3. Riker Display (2)

    From the album Sharks

    Updated riker display with new additions and printed labels (new additions*). Decided to take out non-shark things to make room. Alopias latidens Carcharhinus leucas Carcharias taurus Carcharocles angustidens Carcharocles megalodon Carcharodon carcharias Carcharodon hastalis* (broad form) Carcharodon planus* Cretodus crassidens Cretolamna appendiculata Cretoxyrhina mantelli Dwardius woodwardi Galeocerdo cuvier Hemipristis serra Isurus desori* Negaprion brevirostris Orthacanthus texensis Otodus obliquus Parotodus ?pavlovi Pristiophorus lanceolatus* Ptychodus ?anonymus Ptychodus mortoni Ptychodus whipplei Scapanorhynchus raphiodon Scapanorhynchus texanus Sphyrna zygaena Squalicorax falcatus Squalicorax kaupi Squalicorax pristodontus
  4. Hi! I am new to this site and would appreciate some advice on the Punta Gorda area. We will have about 4 hours there before heading to our vacation rental. The rest of my family wants to relax by the hotel pool, but I want to see if I can look for some shark teeth! We will be close to Shell Creek, but won't have access to a boat or kayak. Is it worth it (or even possible) for me to walk a stretch of creek shoreline in search for sharks' teeth? I am a rookie collector that has been casually combing the beaches of Venice and Manasota Key for teeth over the years. I don't have a smidgen of the knowledge that many of you do on this site, but I do have the enthusiasm! Thanks for any insight you can provide!
  5. Got to Douglas Point early today and was the first on the beach. Came across a heartbreaking large Otodus root that gave me some hope, soon after I find a large whole one! After a bit more surface collecting I ended up with a few nice sand tigers (one of my largest), three whole Otodus Obliquus and the heartbreaking root, and the icing on the cake two beautiful croc teeth!
  6. Post Oak Creek 11-18-20

    Here are my finds from my latest POC visit. Made a decent haul with my best Ptychodus yet and my largest tooth so far here. The tooth was about 1.5 inches. I also found a small ptychodus with no root but it did have very defined grooves. Pictures 2 and 3 are the large Ptychodus and picture 4 is the 1.5 inch tooth. 5 and 6 are the small Ptychodus. Picture 7 is the creek wall matrix I was looking in for teeth and 8 and 9 are the actual teeth I found in the matrix. Does anyone know if this is original matrix? I was able to find several teeth sticking out but several of them were also just pieces of teeth, like you find on the gravel bars, and not complete intact teeth. I was hoping if they were from the original matrix the teeth would be complete. And Finally I have a game for you. See if you can find the tooth in picture 10. For some reason many of the teeth I found this trip were highly camouflaged haha. The rest of the pictures are just closeups. I initially thought I found some mosasaur material but the bone feels modern to me now that it is dry. I also found my first vertebrae this trip. Looking at the other posts it seems like verts and artifacts are pretty easy to find but I guess I just don't have the eye for them as I have only found this one vert and have never found an artifact. Enjoy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
  7. Hi everyone! A couple of weeks ago I aqcuired some microfossil samples, one of which was a sample from the Lede Zand, Lede Formation, Oosterzele, Belgium (Eocene, Lutetian, 44 mya). The sample is very rich in Foraminifera & shell fragments, but I also managed to find a tiny shark tooth. While I already searched at belgiansharkteeth.be I can't seem to find a match, perhaps due to it being so small. So I was wondering if anyone here might be able to help me out, I would be very gratefull. Thank you in advance!
  8. Post Oak Creek November 2020

    Here are some finds from two trips in early November. Several ptychodus with one nice large one, a ton of shark teeth shards, a couple pieces of mammal enamel, and some unknowns. Im posting the shark teeth first and then will post the pictures of some of the others. Let me know what you think. Anyone know the species of the teeth in picture 1? I was specifically wondering about number 3 from the first picture. Pictures 6-10 are closeups. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  9. Shark Teeth

    Found many shark teeth in South Carolina and Florida decades ago. Identification of the teeth has always been a challenge, even today, trying to use available charts to identify these 3 is difficult (for me). Knowing TFF has many shark enthusiasts, this should be a cakewalk. These teeth are from a Miocene bone bed, Astoria Formation, Washington state. Found scattered in the matrix surrounding cetacean bones, otolith, fish scales, Calionopsis claws and carbonized wood. Thanks for the help! Oh, these are 1/2 - 3/4 inches.
  10. Post Oak Creek Micro IDs

    I have been able to identify most of the shark and batoid micro fossils I pulled out of the matrix I got from @Captcrunch227 . There a few teeth that I can not identify though so I thought I post them here. I think this 6mm tooth is a Paranomotodon tooth. It certainly appears to match the others I have and the examples on Elasmo. There is no evidence of any lateral cusps or anything.
  11. Hi everyone, its been a while since I posted here so wanted to share some of my favorite finds from the past few months. Ive mainly been hunting in the marine Blackhall Limestone at various sites across the Midland Valley of Scotland. Although there are several fossiliferous marine limestone and shale bands of similar age and depositional environment in the Midland Valley, the Blackhall seems to be by far the most productive and also tends to have the best preservation. Ive mainly been looking for chondrichthyan teeth, crinoid cups and jellyfish so I'll post these first, I have had a few nice finds of other invertebrate groups recently though so I'll get some pics of these shortly. First up, the jellyfish. This is the largest Ive found so far at 80mm across. Another larger specimen at 60mm across. An average sized one at 32mm. And one of the smallest so far at 21mm.
  12. A First for Us

    Carter and I got to do some fossil hunting in the late Cretaceous Chico Formation for the first time last weekend. We had previously not had opportunities to poke around our local formation so we were pretty excited. My kids grew up hiking trails, restoring habitat and rescuing wildlife. They went to work with me frequently and helped out with field work for school. Carter, in particular, really enjoyed the work and the time outside so we were both excited to get outside and do something new. We tried to different locations and our exploration consisted of light surface sifting. We did not get a chance to really dig but that was fine. Fossils were the true goal. Father son time was the goal. Outdoor time together. Not being able to do our presentations has been tough on us so a fun day was good stress relief. We found some shells that were modern, a few that might be fossils and something that Carter thought was a shark tooth in the micro matrix we were taking with us to put under the scope. Carter was correct. He found a shark tooth. I recognized it immediately when we got home and I was SHOCKED at what I was seeing. He found a Squatina tooth !!!!!! I have not seen many Chico Formation teeth and we only had two, both Sand Tiger. I knew Squatina was possible but I didn’t expect to find one. I’m even happier because Carter found it. It was in his bag. I was so happy to tell him that we did find a tooth and it was an Angelshark. Due to their unique adaptations and conservation status, they are a shark we talk about a lot in our programs. I take this as a good omen concerning our future of fossil education in Northern California I was also extremely happy to tell him a short time later, he had found a second tooth among the many tiny shells. It’s not complete but looks exactly like the two Sand Tigers we already have. Two shark teeth isn’t a lot volume wise but I absolutely consider this a hugely successful hunt. I have a tiny bit more matrix to look through so perhaps there is more to find. Either way, it was just a great day with my kiddo !
  13. I know I know its not real. The Meg teeth are real and that's a real fossil Stegodon jaw but..... I found it on Facebook and as luck would have it, its for sale. Location, Indonesia of course. A lot of very cool fossils have been coming out of that area and onto the market recently and then there's this
  14. Post Oak Creek 10-15-2020

    This is from my most recent trip to Post Oak Creek. I found some pretty nice shark teeth and some other random items. I also found several bones sticking out of the creek bed. It is obviously not fossilized but I wasn't sure if it was a modern cow or something older like a bison. Pictures 17 and 18 show were I excavated it from. It was right on the waterline and probably 10-12 feet down from the top of the river. I am planning on going back to excavate the rest to see if I can find the skull, teeth, etc. Also I have a ton of microfossil matrix I am going through. I have already found numerous other micro shark teeth and other oddities I will be posting soon as well. It is amazing how many fossils you can find in just a little bid of small gravel. I would love to hear what you think about the bones as well as pictures 11-16 and anything else interesting you see here. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
  15. My 1st Riker Display

    I had to post my first riker display that made for my collection. It’s amazing to think, a little over a year ago I was throwing the teeth I collected in to a glass jar. Thanks to everyone at TFF, I have come a long way in my addiction. A couple teeth came from @Praefectus and the rest I purchased over the COVID months. I was extremely fortunate to have won a contest that Doren (Caldigger) was running. The prize is the first tooth top left.
  16. Hi TFF, Elliot and I were wandering what species of Eocene shark teeth these may be (unsure if they are Eocene). The Geology of the Bawdsey beach exposures appears to be Eocene London Clay, Ypresian age 54 mya. We found these teeth in the shingle that runs along the London Clay exposure. Shark tooth 1 view 1 Shark tooth 1 view 2 Shark tooth 2 view 1 Shark tooth 2 view 2 Shark tooth 3 view 1 Shark tooth 3 view 2
  17. I took a break from Lee Creek and Bone Valley matrix and worked on some Waurika matrix. This matrix was so much fun to go through. Every was a first for my collection! I believe that I identified everything correctly but if you see anything that is wrong please let me know. I will be adding more to this post in the near future.... @sharkdoctor Thought you would enjoy the pictures! Dimetrodon limbatus claw 5MM: @Bobby Rico @dinodigger From previous posts I have read, this is right up your alley. Diplocaulus Jaw 2MM: Shark tooth I have not found anything that shows this type of tooth for this location. I think it might be a contaminant? @Al Dente How cool is this 2MM piece of matrix with a Barbclabornia luederensis tooth in it: Orthocanthus platypternus: Tons of different shaped Orthocanth shark denticles: This one looks like two that are still attached together More variety of teeth pictures to come!
  18. I purchase some matrix and it came a little different than I am use to. It was labeld "Gardner Lacality Peace River FL" and came in unprepped. This was an experience trying to break up the matrix. Not knowing exactly what I was doing, I soaked it in warm water and broke it down the best I could into different size matrix. I need something a little stronger for the other half of the clumps to break down. Everything is a unidentifiable and not complete, but I wanted to post pictures because the colors are so amazing to me. Everything is 1-3MM. As I find more items I will add to this post..... Shark Teeth: Fish Teeth: Ray Teeth: Gastropod:
  19. Shark Teeth Identification (Cretolamna?)

    Below are five shark teeth I am trying to make sure I have identified correctly. Teeth 1-4 were found in North Myrtle Beach, though I do not know where tooth 5 is from. I believe that #2, #3, and #4 are C. Appendiculata, but am not confident in that. I wonder if #1 is as well, the shape seems a bit different in my opinion. Thanks!
  20. We have our Secret Santa package all ready to go and just got done organizing our loose shark teeth. I found a bunch of STH material that I had set aside for a trade that never materialized. I totally forgot I had them so here they are. This is a package deal, I don’t want to split them up. Saves on shipping. This would make a cool Christmas gift for somebody and we aren’t asking much in return. Sharks- Carcharodon hastalis, Carcharodon planus, Galeocerdo, Physogaleus, Carcharhinus, Triakis, Galeorhinus, Mustelus, Sphyrna, Cetorhinus, Heterodontus, Squalus, Squatina, Batoids- Myliobatis, Dasyatis, Mobula, verts, denticles, partial stingray barb. None of the teeth are large. I believe the largest hastalis and planus are 1.5”. Very nice array of colors though. With Christmas around the corner, we’ll throw in some Cretaceous teeth from Russia too. My primary interest would be Heterodontus, Isurus (desori, oxyrinchus, retroflexus ) , scyliorhinus and other cstsharks but I’m open to any shark teeth except Moroccan stuff. PM us if you’re interested or you want a picture of something specific.
  21. Hi everyone! Little over a week ago I recieved some new bags of microfossil matrix and this time there was a bag with material from the Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, Aurora, North Carolina, USA (Miocene, 14,5 mya) This material is quite rich in shark teeth as I found little over 90 shark teeth in it. I have photographed a couple of them already and posted them in my microfossil topic. But since I doubt I will get many help with the identification of the teeth there I am going to repost the first batch of teeth here (I apologize for the repost admins) and upload the rest of my finds from that material in this topic from now on. I have tried to ID some of the teeth with the help of the website Elasmo & the paper "Geology and Paleontology of the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina, III by Clayton E. Ray and David J. Bohaska", but I feel like my eyes aren't enough trained yet to distinguish enough to make proper ID's on all of the finds, so I not all ID's will be a 100 % correct I am affraid. Here are some of the first teeth I photographed. I would be gratefull if some of you could help my ID some of the teeth of verify /correct some of the ID's I have come up with. If the photo's aren't clear of good enough, just let me know and I'll try to make some more/better ones. Thank you in advance! The first tooth which is by far also the favorite in the bunch: Tooth 1: a Sphyrna zygaena tooth? Tooth 2: a chunk of Galeocerdo sp. tooth Tooth 3: another Galeocerdo sp. tooth Tooth 4: This one is a tooth which I have a hard time identifying as I feel it has a lot of features that return in different teeth. Physogaleus? Sphyrna? Loxodon? Tooth 5: another I haven't managed to ID yet. Tooth 6: Carcharhinus sp. Tooth 7: could this be Negaprion sp.? Tooth 8: Tooth 9: Scyliorhinus sp.? Tooth 10: Megachasma sp.? Tooth 11: Megachasma sp.?
  22. Shark teeth Hunting in Venice, Florida

    Two Venice businesses turn searching for fossils and sharks' teeth into lasting memories Earle Kimel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Oct 12, 2020 Yours, Paul H.
  23. Post Oak Creek 10-5-20

    Here are pictures from a recent trip to Post Oak Creek in Sherman Texas. Found several shark teeth but all of them broken and most in bad shape. I also found several non-fossilized material. I'm not sure if it is modern or a little older. It is all small. The one with the jaw still has two small teeth incased in it. Also I have no idea what the teeth are that are rounded. One of the pictures is a partial shark tooth still in the matrix. IMG_4149.HEIC IMG_4150.HEIC IMG_4151.HEIC IMG_4155.HEIC IMG_4156.HEIC IMG_4157.HEIC IMG_4158.HEIC IMG_4159.HEIC IMG_4160.HEIC IMG_4161.HEIC IMG_4162.HEIC IMG_4163.HEIC IMG_4164.HEIC IMG_4165.HEIC IMG_4166.HEIC IMG_4167.HEIC IMG_4168.HEIC IMG_4169.HEIC IMG_4170.HEIC IMG_4172.HEIC IMG_4173.HEIC IMG_4175.HEIC IMG_4176.HEIC IMG_4177.HEIC IMG_4178.HEIC IMG_4179.HEIC
  24. Show us your rarest sharks tooth

    Hi guys, we’ve seen people’s 6 gill and 7 gill teeth, we’ve seen peoples extraordinary common teeth and I thought why not post your single rarest sharks tooth this is mine, incredibly rare from a very small site that has been closed for decades, I haven’t seen another, if you have please tell me
  25. Hi everyone I just ordered some more microfossil matrix samples, most of which are rich in shark teeth. But I would like to know what to expect from the matrix, which means I am looking for websites of pdf's which describe the species from those locations. The first is from Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, Aurora, North Carolina (Miocene), I did find an ID section of Lee Creek teeth on elasmo.com but it wasn't extremely extensive. The second sample is a shark tooth rich Limestone Block (which still needs to be disolved) from the Mesaverde Formation, Rollings Member, Colorado (Cretaceous). If anyone has some pdf's of info sheets that could help with ID'ing the finds, I would be more than grateful! Thank you in advance!