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This tooth was found on my most recent trip to Purse State Park. I believe it is a Mackerel Shark tooth, Cretolamna. I think this may be my first truly pathological tooth because it does appear to be deformed. The crown of this genus does not typically slant to one side so much as this one does. Also, the crown is twisted rather than flat, much like the crowns of Physogaleus contortus. The thing that most leads me to believe it is pathological, however, is one of the cusps. The first cusp seems normal, but the other is twisted at a 90 degree angle and seems pressed against the crown. Can I get any confirmation that this tooth is in fact pathological? Also, can I get an ID as far as species goes, or is Cretolamna sp. the best I can get? Thanks in advance!
Hey hi Folks, I was cleaning this Galeocerdo sp. in matrix piece from Sharktooth hill (area)... And found this little thing on the other side of the bone fragment... It is just over 1/4 inch. The damage was pre burial. I think it had a cusp on both sides. I can not see any serrations at x10 magnification. Any ideas of what it is? Thanks Y'All, Tony
Sorry I'm late to the party fellas! Here are my pics from our hunt. Please follow the link back to the original thread for pics of the my white meg and cusped meg finds!!! http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/44553-florida-sifting/page-2