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Found 15 results

  1. Chubutensis or Angustiden

    So I have posted a picture of this tooth before but I was recently showing it to a buddy and he said it looked like a chub but the cusps make me think angustidens. I want to know what you all think. I found this in an area that the formation is exposed in spots. The clay is a thick white clay speckled with tiny pebbles and other fossils. my geological maps that i used to find the location say that it is of Miocene age in the hawthorn group. However I am starting to think that there might be older clays exposed in the area. Please help me figure out what kind of tooth I have here, thank you.
  2. Thinking about selecting a light sand color for the background to make these teeth pop. Here’s an evolutionary display of the Megalodon. Left-to-right: O. obliques, O. auriculatus, O. angustiden, O. chubutensis, O. megalodon. Notice the abscence of cusps from the Meg. The two right most teeth are from Calvert Cliffs, the two in the middle from South Carolina, and the far left from Morocco. FYI @Kurt Komoda @FossilSloth @caldigger @SailingAlongToo @Malcolmt
  3. C. auriculatus vs C. angustiden

    I'm preparing to put these teeth up into a plaque to showcase the evolution of C. megalodon (a much disputed topic in and of itself). I just acquired the second to left tooth from a dealer in Florida who claims the tooth is a C. auriculatus and the middle tooth was from another dealer who claims it's a C. angustiden. I realize that size in this scenario doesn't matter and I should pay more attention to the serrations and defined cusps but I'm beginning to wonder if the middle tooth is a C. auriculatus because of the increased number of serrations and more defined cusps and the one to it's left could be a C. angustiden. I'm considering swapping them for the display but I'm not sure if that would be accurate. I've read a number of articles that argue that the C. angustiden and C. auriculatus where just a large O. obliquus. That's another debate. Should these all be classified under Otodus rather than Carcharocles? I'm leaning towards Otodus because from an evolutionary stance that would make for sense. The teeth on the right side (left to right) are C. chubutensis and C. megalodon both from Calvert Cliffs, MD. What are your thoughts on this subject? FYI @SailingAlongToo @WhodamanHD @Kurt Komoda @Peat Burns
  4. My wifes birthday is on Monday so trying to surprise her with a 3-4 day weekend trip. Looking for locations in the southeast. Can go as far down as ft. Lauderdale area or top of nc on the north side. We have been to Edisto and Summerville areas before and unfortuantely just havent gotten on top of any good spots. She really wants a whole Meg tooth or nice Angustiden tooth as well, were used to mainly finding fragments in the Savannah area. I wouldnt mind that but would love to add some more bones/and or fragments to our collection as well. I do have a small john boat with a 4 horse outboard this year so have a lot more accessibility as far as the Edisto river goes if thats what I decide on. Looking for a trip that will hopefully not break the bank, but be productive and most of all be a nice relaxing trip where I can spend some quality time hunting with my wife!. if anyone has any suggestions please send em my way! We can use all the help we can get haha.
  5. Hi everyone, I just got back from my morning trip to the beach and am thrilled to have found another nice tooth. Last night I went out and the tide was much too high, I ended up leaving after a few hours with only a few small teeth. As I searched the beach for the first hour this morning, I started to worry that my luck might finally be running out. Thanks to Memorial Day weekend the beach was absolutely packed, which was an unpleasant change of pace from usually having the beach mostly to myself. As I started to lose interest and consider heading back to the car, I decided to check up higher in the dryer shell deposits as opposed to where the waves were reaching. As I walked a few feet up the beach, I almost immediately stumbled across this tooth, lying completely exposed with footsteps surrounding it a few feet in each direction. The tooth was almost fully dried out at this point and must have been sitting there for close to an hour as the tide had receded 10-20 feet down the beach. Tourists looking for shells littered the beach in every direction, I was in shock that nobody had seen this tooth all morning! I have attached a photo of the tooth as it laid in the sand upon finding it. Unfortunately the tip is a little damaged, however the root is probably in better condition than every large tooth I've found here. Additionally, the coloration of the tooth is very different compared to the jet black teeth I am used to finding. Although I didn't end up finding much else in the next hour or so (a few small teeth), I'm really happy I decided to head out this morning. It's funny how when the hunting has been really good, just one bad day can really kill your confidence. At the same time though, just one good tooth brings it all back! I'll be back out there soon... Cheers!
  6. Low country river trip

    We took a trip to the river and came back with a bunch of teeth. Unfortunately we didn't find anything big and intact but the ones we did find had some nice colors. Am I correct that the teeth up top are makos and not sand tigers? Also, check out the size of what could have been with this angustiden, if only I could find one like that whole
  7. SC Lowcountry fun

    Thought I posted into this discussion earlier but instead slapped it into the SC forum. Heres all the pics from a recent walk I took in a creek after Irma's rains roller through. Couldn't do much in the way of digging, shoulder injury wasnt having any lifting going on. So I took a nice walk, enjoyed nature, and found some teeth along the way (along with a baby copperhead, some friendly turtles, and one squirrel that decided to follow me around). Anyway, scored a beauty of an Angustiden, horse tooth, ray mouth plate, small megs, makos, small verts, just a little bit of everything. Sorry for all the insitu pics, im a sucker for em.......
  8. Creek Walk

    Took a walk in a creek before I had to leave for out of town. No digging required on this trip, the rains from Irma made for a fun day, plus I was recovering from a shoulder injury.There's a few more pics from this trip in my Gallery. Came out of the creek with a few angys, a nice ray plate, smaller megs, mako, and a horse tooth. Also found a bone that i'm not sure as to what it is. All in all a great day for a walk.
  9. Walk in the creek

    From the album Mitchu Fossils

    Couldn't dig because of a shoulder injury, so I took a little walk instead.
  10. A few weeks ago a few friends and I decided to head to SC to see if we could find some Angustidens and we were quite successful! The video below shows our haul from the day. Thank you for watching and please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos. Please watch the video is 720p HD or 1080p HD for better quality. Thanks! Please don't message me for the location of the site because I will not tell you.
  11. Please Help, Is This An Angustiden Tooth?

    Is this an angustiden? Or is it some other kind of sharks tooth?
  12. Please Help Angustiden Or Meg Tooth?

    Please help me identify if this is a Megalodon tooth or an Angustiden? The condition is alittle rough so its hard to tell please help me out!
  13. Hit The Edisto 5-25-13

    Hit the Edisto last weekend. Did not find a LOT of teeth, but did find a GREAT spot that should produce well as time passes. Packiing gear and getting ready for next hunt. Ready to go again. Hope to do some up river scooping and screening soon Angys found by others I picked up the Angy on the right. Put my Mako next to it for comparison
  14. Fossiling Sc Locations

    Found some baby teeth while scuba fossiling last weekend. Plans to go hunting again mid and late June. The guy next to me found a killer Angy. He swears it is a Ric. Have information on a couple of potentially good land site locations. Willing to trade for detailed info on other Charleston SC/Summerville/Cottageville land sites. Yet to be cleaned baby teeth Angy or Ric?
  15. South Carolina Fossils

    I found a Mastodon tooth last season and I have been wanting to make a video clip of it. I finially made the clip so I thought I would post it. There are literally hundreds of thousands of fossils underneath the overburden here in Charleston SC. Too bad there is not an easy way to get to them. I guess if there was an easy way it would take the fun out of it. Included in the video are: Various SC fossils including a Mastodon tooth, Scallops, Murex shell, Megalodon, and Angustiden teeth. All these items (except the Aurora scallop) I found offshore SC or in the rivers surrounding Charleston. Enjoy and happy fossil hunting!
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