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Okay, I found this tooth in Wisconsin. It was on the shore of an island that was land 90 years ago. Can anyone tell me if this is a shark tooth. The closest I can tell is its a mako, but all history books say that would be impossible. Maybe its reptile or some kind of gar, or maybe a even a mammal... Here is a video link.....and yes I'm a painter on break, hence the dirty hands lol.
Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share my collection and also ask for some advice. I am looking for a good way to display my nicest makos, hemis and great whites on the top shelf. I am planning to display my megs as pictured in one of the below photos. Please comment any ideas you may have for me on how to display them. I restored a lot of the teeth in my collection. I am 16 so I have a very limited budget and could never afford all of these things if they were the real thing. That being said, here it is: colorful partial teeth small meg in matrix megalodon teeth on their shelf biggest is 6.62"
This shark tooth was found on the foreshore at Beaumaris in Victoria, Australia. It is 5-6 million years old. I am confident it is a mako shark tooth but i am trying to decide which species to label it. The following shark taxa are listed in the fauna found at this location: Heterodontus cainozoicus, Carcharias taurus, Carcharodon megalodon, Parotodus benedeni, Isurus desori, Isurus oxyrinchus, Isurus hastalis, Isurus retroflexus, Lamna?, Megascyliorhinus sp., Carcharhinus cf. brachyurus, Carcharhinus sp., Galeocerdo aduncus The majority of teeth at the site are from Carcharodon hastalis (or Isurus hastalis depending on who you believe). However i feel like my tooth is too narrow to be a C. hastalis tooth. Even the first lower anteriors of C. hastalis that i have seen are somewhat proportionally wider than my example, hence why i am leaning towards one of the other species of mako but i want to know what the shark tooth experts on this forum think. I had a look in the book 'Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia' (which has a nice section on fossil chondrichthyans) and the closest match i could see was a first lower anterior tooth from Isurus paucus (tooth A on page 552 if anyone has the book) but this species isn't listed in the fauna for Beaumaris. Might it instead be an Isurus oxyrinchus or desori tooth? Additionally my tooth is fairly straight, and most of the other mako specimens i am seeing are more curved. It measures 24 mm long and 11 mm wide.
Kelleyack posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionWe go to Fernandina Beach, FL every year and usually end up searching for teeth at Fort Clinch. Does anyone have any other recommendations in the area? We are going on Thursday. We live on the coast of SC where we find quite a lot of teeth but I have never found a spot on Amelia that yields as many as we find at home. I did find this tooth last year that is one of my favorites. It has oyster growth on it but I love it because it does.