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Found 5 results

  1. Odd tooth from South Florida

    While picking through some micro-matrix from South Florida (Cookiecutter Creek) I came across an odd little tooth just a tad over 1 cm long. The odd thing about it is that this little tooth has distinct side cusps like you might see on an angustidens (but without the serrations). Normally, the only shark teeth that I encounter in Florida that have side cusps are Carcharias taurus (Sand Tiger) teeth. I also came across a small tooth that looks to be an upper lateral position from this species with a broken and worn root. The top tooth almost looks like a tiny mako tooth with a relatively flat unserrated blade, but the side cusps are out of place and I can't quite place this tooth. I'm sure I've been at this too long today and I'm missing something. Anybody have a good guess as to the identity of this tooth? Cheers. -Ken
  2. This morning I finished picking through some collections of micro-matrix I made earlier this year for a project I was working on. I was lucky enough to be able to meet-up with Jack, @Shellseeker to visit a collecting spot on Little Payne Creek where I was able to collect a nice bucket of micro-matrix. The fossils in this feeder creek to the Peace River often exhibit much nicer coloration than the grayscale fossils found in the Peace River itself. I came across a tiny shark tooth (8.5 mm x 5.5 mm) that has me stumped as I've not seen anything quite like it before while micro-matrix picking. You'll see it has lovely caramel cream coloration (looks tasty enough to eat ) but the thing that I found unusual about this tooth is the presence of tiny side cusps. The only species I encounter here in South Florida that has side cusps is the Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus) but the tooth shape is entirely wrong for this species. The shape is generally consistent with Mako (Isurus) but not with the cusps. The age of the material from this location--Peace River Formation (Miocene-Pleistocene) would seem to exclude something like a baby Carcharocles auriculatus or C. angustidens and though I've heard of megs showing primitive cusps on baby teeth, the shape does not fit my concept of Carcharocles. I'm stumped, which is good because this means there is a learning opportunity for me here. Anybody have any thoughts on this tiny caramel beauty? Cheers. -Ken
  3. New here to the forum and to fossil hunting. Found a few teeth over the past few weeks was hoping to get some help with identification and where to find more in the low country. Living in mount pleasant with access to a 23 foot bay boat as well as a few paddle boards. Would love to meet some great people with the same interests as myself and my wife. We would love to host some new friends on our boat for some hunting. If you are in the area and wouldn't mind the company of some newbs that are eager to learn and hunt send me a PM. We are looking forward to becoming knowledgeable on the area and meeting others that share our interests. I have attached a picture of a few of the things we found any help on ID would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  4. Meg with Cusps1

    From the album MegsCusps

    C. Megalodon, Hawthorn Grp., Peace River Fm., min 2 mya Miocene, Peace River, Bowling Green, 2.78 inches
  5. RSCN0953t

    From the album MegsCusps

    C. Megalodon, Hawthorn Grp., Peace River Fm., min 2 mya Miocene, Peace River, Zolfo Springs, 1.90 inches
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