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  1. Taiwan Shark Teeth

    Hi, Are there any shark teeth described from localities in Taiwan? I found one for sale, a Carcharhinid from Yujing. However, I cannot find anything of the sort in the literature. I'd appreciate any information. Thank you, Bellamy Edit: "Fish fossils of Taiwan: a review and prospection" in Historical Biology notes Carcharhinus sp. from Taiwan. Any further information would be wonderful, especially if any of those have been described.
  2. Best day yet on the creek!

    This is from a two day trip to the same creek. The first trip I found some clues that there may be big teeth here due to the large ray plates I found (the first day was mostly rays so you can tell them apart kinda). I found a few small shark teeth and I called it a day. The next morning, I set out for the creek yet again and I knew I made a good decision because I was going to explore a new place. Sometimes it’s good to explore something uncharted another day. I found a lot of teeth including this beauty that tooth was absolutely flawless and came right out the formation. I found a lot more shark teeth among side it while sifting and a couple small fish vertebrae which are cool because you can’t get them with the 1/4 inch mesh. I also found a nice piece of otodus that is pathological and would have been wicked if it was complete. the backside here is where it shows it’s deformities. It looks broken but I’m further inspection the enamel is still there but the tooth itself is real jacked up. I also found a large shark vertebra and a piece of reptile bone since whales didn’t exist in this time period yet. This is all the stuff, including some petrified wood from the Cretaceous formation. I hope you guys enjoyed it! I hope to one day find a nice complete rib or maybe even a skull there.
  3. Small shark tooth for ID

    Hello! Help please to identify tooth. Length: 1,3 - 1,4 mm. Probably Middle Miocene. Western Ukraine. Thanks in advance!
  4. What shark tooth is this?

    I found this tooth a few years back collecting at Stratford hall on the tour (it was a great day) and now that I look at it twice it doesn’t look like any of my makos that I ah e in my collection and believe me, I have a lot of makos. So that brings me to ask, what exactly is it? It’s about 1 1/4 inches long and I have lower makos but they don’t look like this. Here’s some photos I hope I can get to the bottom of this!
  5. Amazing complete shark fossil with 150 teeth. Hybodont shark first described from isolated spines now complete. https://www.cnet.com/news/rare-nearly-complete-fossil-reveals-giant-among-jurassic-sharks/
  6. Shark tooth ID

    Is this a Great White Shark tooth? Found this in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA about 15 years ago and just refound it while cleaning out a desk. It is about 1.25 inches (31.75mm) long and curves back from base to tip with serrations along the edge. Thanks!
  7. Shark tooth ID

    Hello! Help please to id this tooth. Height-7 mm. Probably Miocene. Western Ukraine. Thanks!
  8. Bone Valley Makos

    Hi, I have 3 teeth here from Bone Valley, Florida. They appear to be Mako, but I'm not sure if they're Hastalis. Size range is 1" - 2". Could anyone confirm for me? Thank you, Bellamy
  9. Shark tooth ID

    Hello! Help please to identify tooth. Height ~ 3 mm. Age: Cretaceous - Neogene. Western Ukraine. Thanks in advance!
  10. January in Texas is usually, weather wise, fantastic hunting. For seasonal allergy sufferers (like me) it can be miserable. But, we had a GREAT rain...two days of decent downpours and the temps were in the upper 60s, so, hoping the cedar pollen had been knocked out of the air a bit by the rains....I donned my mask and spent three hours out in the great outdoors and was I ever rewarded for my "perseverance"!!! hahahahha I had been hoping to find a Glen Rose Formation (Lower Cretaceous) Shark Tooth for a couple of years. I knew they could be found! Erich ( @erose) told me so and I believe him, usually! hahhaha. Well, Mother Nature decided to gift me one on this first hunt of the year! Plus, it was a bit of an Echinoid bonanza....nothing "new" to me, species wise, but a couple of really nice examples (four actually, of differing sizes!) of Hyposalenia phillipsae and a better preserved Paraorthopsis comalensis than I had. But what really tricked me was the Pygopyrina hancockensis. They are usually oval and i found this one (which turns out was just squished) and REALLY thought I'd found a Pygaster (which I DON'T have) so I got really excited until I got it home and realized I'd been fooled. Ah well, I found a Shark Tooth (Plus a nice big crab claw, too) so......it was a GOOD DAY. Shark Tooth Protolamna sp. 5/8 inches (15 mm) In situ (with lotsof Foramnifera Orbitolinas! A Quartet of Hyposalenia phillipsae echinoids: (Biggest is 3/8 inch) A very nice Paraorthopsis comalensis Size: 1/2 inch A very squished Pygopyrina hancockensis Size- 3/4 inch And a big honking crab claw - Pagurus banderiensis Size 7/8 inch
  11. So, with the help and astute observations of LabRatKing and JDP, my "what is it" this may be an individual of Iniopterygiformes a chondricthyes/cartilagenous shark which resembles a modern day flying fish WAY COOL!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!.. I am contacting pros who would have a much better idea and may be able to reveal more of the animal. I have radiographed it this morning, and maaayybbee I am seeing one of the "horns" depicted in paleo artist Ray Troll's painting?? at 12:00? There are other interesting "items" in the shale at 11:00, 2:00 NS 4:00 as well. I've contacted the KU field museum to get confirmation of the fossil, but is there a way to expose the rest?. I would imagine there is? but i am in no way prepared to try. Here's the pictures and radiograph. The cone shaped item is in the shale- not on it, under it, etc. , or is it nothing??.......Thoughts or suggestions appreciated!!! Bone
  12. Shark tooth "in situ"

    From the album Fossil Collection

  13. Cretaceous shark tooth

    Any ideas what type shark? Found in Alabama. I believe it to be cretaceous based on baculite shells found nearby.
  14. Indonesian Shark Tooth

    Hi everyone, I have here a 1" tooth identified as a Megalodon from West Java, Indonesia, allegedly a new creek locality. I know that smaller Megs may not necessarily have bourlettes, but there do not appear to be serrations. This could probably be explained by river wear. In any case, might this be a Meg, or could it be something else? Best, Bellamy
  15. Megachasma tooth?

    Hello! Is it tooth of Megachasma shark? Height ~ 5,5 mm. Age: Neogene. Western Ukraine. Thanks in advance!
  16. Shark tooth ID

    Hello! Help please to identify tooth. Height ~ 2,5 mm. Age: Cretaceous - Paleogene. Western Ukraine. Thanks in advance!
  17. After a trip to Venice Beach, Florida, I'm having trouble with identifying 2 fossils found onshore. The first is something I initially thought was a well worn micro shark tooth, but on closer inspection am having doubts. There is also a piece of what looks like petrified wood. Perhaps pine? Any help or resources would be appreciated. Thanks!
  18. Sand Tiger Tooth ID

    I am having trouble identifying Sand Tiger teeth. Any help on the species of these? Maybe Striatolamia?
  19. Shark tooth ID

    Hello! Happy New Year! Help please to identify tooth. Height ~ 5 mm. Age: Cretaceous - Neogene (but most probably Cretaceous - Paleogene). Western Ukraine. Thanks in advance!
  20. A 2020 silver lining for me personally was discovering a new hobby and my love for shark tooth hunting. I am fortunate to live in Charleston, SC which we all know is a hot spot for fossil shark teeth. In March, as government shutdowns were coming on strong, a friend invited me to go look for some teeth and there was no turning back. I have posted some of these teeth over the course of the year, but attached is a picture of my shadow box with all of my best teeth found in 2020. As this challenging year comes to a close, let’s celebrate all of the best teeth found over the course of the year! I would love to see some of your best so post ‘em if you got ‘em!
  21. Shark Tooth Hunting in the Potomac

    A few weeks ago my girlfriend and I decided to take advantage of the unusually warm December weather in Northern Virginia to visit the historic Stratford Hall and make a couple quick stops at the Miocene deposits in Westmoreland State Park and Stratford Hall and the Paleocene deposits in Purse State Park. To say the least, this trip was planned a bit on a whim. I was thoroughly unprepared - lacking boots or waders and having to buy a cheap plastic colander at Target to do some sifting. Luckily the Potomac River was cold, but not that cold, so I was able to wade out in my bare feet up to about my knees. This was also my first time collecting along the Potomac and I totally messed up the tide tables. By the time we made it to Purse State Park, it was high tide. There is little to no beach exposed at Purse at high tide, so my hope to do some surface collecting for larger shark teeth went totally out the window. Lesson learned! I ultimately brought home two gallons of gravel to sort through. Almost all of my finds are from that micro matrix. As expected there were a lot of broken shark teeth and ray teeth. I only included here the ones that I decided to keep. I tried very hard to identify these small teeth from Purse. I am sure @MarcoSr and others who know these sites far better than me will tell me that I got everything wrong. Here is a photo my girlfriend took of me wading out in the Potomac at Westmoreland State Park. You can see that my legs had grown red and numb from the cold water Our finds from Westmoreland State Park. We collected here for only about 45 minutes. We found three requiem shark teeth (Carcharhinus egertoni), a lemon shark tooth (Negaprion eurybathrodono), a tiger-like shark tooth (Physogaleus contortus), a sharpnose shark tooth (Rhizoprionodon fischeuri), and several pieces of whale bone. After spending several hours at the museum and plantation house at Stratford Hall, we made our way to the Fossil Beach at Stratford Hall. To my surprise we were the only ones there. Here are our finds after about 40 minutes of collecting. We found two snaggletooth shark teeth (Hemipristis serra), a requiem shark tooth (Carcharhinus egertoni), an eagle ray medial tooth (Myliobatis sp.), and several pieces of whale bone. Our finds at Purse State Park were much more varied, including both shark teeth and invertebrates. Although shark teeth and the occasional crocodile tooth are the real highlights of the Aquia Formation, I was excited to find these four nearly complete Ostrea alepidota oysters with both valves. An interesting Pitar pyga steinkern Some Turritella sp. steinkern pieces Paralbula marylandica Scomberomorus sp. An unknown bone fragment, probably bony fish Cow-Nose Ray Medial Teeth (Rhinoptera sp.) Eagle Ray Medial Teeth (Myliobatis sp.) Eagle Ray Lateral Teeth (Myliobatis sp.) Angel Shark (Squatina prima) Tope Shark (Galeorhinus sp.)
  22. Post Oak Creek 12-10-20

    I went back to a new spot on POC and found the typical array of broken shark teeth, a few Ptychodus teeth, and some interesting items I'm not really sure about. Anyone have an idea of what the item in pictures 6-8 are? What about 9-11 maybe coprolite or a fossilized crustacean? The item in pictures 12-14 appears to be a tooth but with no enamel I didn't think it was a shark tip. It could also just be a piece of bone or something. Sorry for the poor picture quality of that one but I will take better ones of it later. Im pretty sure picture 15 is a rudist and lastly the item in pictures 16-18 I think is just a coincidentally formed rock. The rest of the pictures are of some cool items like the shark or fish verts, the small fossilized crab claw, a broken piece of sawfish rostrum, and a few cool pieces of matrix with inclusions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
  23. Shark tooth ID

    Hello! Help please to dentify tooth. Lenght - 3 mm. Most probably from redeposits from Cretaceous - Paleogene. Western Ukraine. Thanks!
  24. An Autumn Road Trip

    In September, the desire to collect the Burlington Formation, Mississippian of Iowa got the best of me, “forced” my truck to make a little road trip down that way. The trip was about 4 hours, necessitating an overnight stay. Covid was running rampant, compelling me to sleep in the back of my pickup and eat out of a cooler full of food instead of motels and restaurants. This left a 64 year old man a bit stiff in the morning. The nice thing about the Burlington, it did not tax my body too much, allowing me hunt my allotted 8 hours with ease. Normally the Burlington is searched for crinoid specimens, but on this trip, my goal was to find the fish layer and come home with shark specimens to prep out. Success was had and I even stumbled on a few nice crinoids too, as a forum member found out The stark contrast of the dark fish parts can be seen against the whitish matrix FULL of crinoidal debris in this chunk. Extracting the teeth was very difficult due to their fragile nature. Many nice specimens were ruined as a result of my inadequate techniques. But I am proud of what I salvaged! After completing my preps, I placed the teeth in some plastic sleeves. However, I developed such a liking to the teeth that I couldn’t just bag them and file them away in my barn. So I decided to make an Iowa tooth display out of them, something that I can hopefully use on occasion for educational purposes. The result of my project is shown in the next photo. I used a red blanket from under the Christmas tree as a background. Not sure I like the Santa red so included another without it. Plus, as always, I forgot a scale!! Now I will show closeups of most specimens and attempt a CRUDE ID on them. First Cladodus???