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  1. I have here an alleged Carcharodon hastalis from Chile. It is 1.85" long and 1.12" wide. After receiving the tooth, it looked a lot more like Isurus planus to me. The other party insists it's Carcharodon hastalis. At the very least, they insist it comes from Chile. To the best of my knowledge, Isurus planus isn't found in Chile. I've never heard of it anyway. Two questions, then. Is this Hastalis or Planus? And if it is Planus, might it be Chilean? Thank you, Bellamy
  2. My daughter had off from "school" Wednesday, so we took advantage of the opportunity and perfect weather to hit the cliffs for a few hours. After several days of rough water and winds, the Bay was calm with a favorable tide and pretty empty of boat traffic as you'd expect on a weekday. Arriving around 11:00 a.m., still a few hours before low tide, we thought we had the place to ourselves. But we soon came across the fresh boot prints of another collector who had already been through looking for the low-hanging fruit at the high tide line. A little disappointed, but undeterred, we went about our searching business knowing we would just have to work a little bit harder. The receding tide was dropping off some decent hemis, here and there, with the occasional tiger thrown in, but nothing huge. Rolling over clay chunks finally paid off, though, with a beautiful mako (or c. hastalis?) which was pristine and looked like it just came out of the cliffs. As we continued on, we picked away here and there in the wash zone, but found nothing else remarkable. Kind of at the end of the beach, I told my daughter we needed to wade over to one last little area that is usually hard to get to, but where I've found a few great teeth before...
  3. What kinds of makos are these?

    The three shark teeth below are all from the Calvert Cliffs (Miocene) in Maryland. I have the two on the left (A. and B.) tentatively identified as Isurus desori, but I'm still learning my mako IDs, including the differences between true makos and Carcharodon hastalis. Hopefully these are identifiable despite their root conditions. I don't know if the tooth on the right (C.) is identifiable or not. Thanks in advance for any help!
  4. Where do i go to find the grey clay layer and big teeth. Dont want anything small
  5. Got out this week with my kids for several hours on Calvert Cliffs to see what we could find, dodging all the storms. Unfavorable windy conditions and a lot of sand brought in by the tropical storm made for tough searching on the beach, but we had good success working some of the larger fall piles. We're finding that these fall blocks hold a lot of bones that most other casual collectors overlook, even on heavily worked beaches. And we are getting better at spotting them and getting them out (mostly) intact. The big pieces closest to the water and wave action are always eroding out something interesting, especially way down low, and they are farther from the cliffs, so relatively safer to spend some time on. Here are the nicer finds, including a piece of porpoise (?) rib I was able to reassemble from pieces and an unidentified bone that I still need to fix up. The highlight for me was a really nice lower anterior mako (I. retroflexus ). I'm not sure, but I think it is pretty big for one of these anteriors. I spotted the root just exposed in a small rain runoff channel cut through the beach by the storm. I told myself something good HAD to be in one of those cuts. Looking and looking finally paid off! No megs, but still some good stuff. Enjoy the pics!
  6. Unknown shark tooth?

    Hi, I found this tooth in South Carolina earlier this summer and was wondering what it was, right now I’m thinking desori or bene(I’m hoping its a benedini, but I don’t know how realistic that is)
  7. Dagger-like teeth

    My 7 year son spotted this gem the other day. Such a beauty isn't it?
  8. rapp beach hunts

    Too hot to get out much and lots of competition on the beach (or at least footprints). More beach glass than teeth lately. Here's from several trips: Drum and angel (side one): drum and angel, side 2: Shrimp coprolite burrows (evidently those looking for teeth ignore these): Some teeth (rootless mako and sand tiger symphyseal), skate spikes, broken vert:
  9. Unknown SC tooth

    Hi, I found this tooth in Summerville, SC, and was wondering what you guys thought it was, I thought it was a desori, but I want to make sure. TIA
  10. IMG_9842.JPG

    From the album Huge Big Brook Fossil Collection

    Mostly the crow shark teeth, goblin, mackeral were collected from big brook. Maybe some others but about 25% isnt big brook.
  11. Shark Teeth - Maryland

    Hi everyone, I'm buying some shark teeth from someone who hunted a bunch of them in Maryland - I would assume Calvert Cliffs. I'm looking for Isurus oxyrinchus - short-finned mako. Could anyone please confirm if 30 in this image is Isurus oxyrinchus? For reference, each square is 1.5" x 1.5". Also, is anyone able to identify 40? I would say Snaggletooth, but it doesn't appear to be serrated.
  12. Mako with cusps in the root?

    Hello fine people! I’m not quite sure who gets the credit for finding this tooth, I saw it from the canoe but was just next to my friends hand when I saw it, they won the coin toss, but I guess I still want to make a fuss about it. It’s real pretty and very sharp, like it must have just fallen out of the clay, but I haven’t seen a Mako with cusp like formations in the root. I know there is tremendous diversity in these type of teeth but I’m curious if this is indicative of a specific species variation, or some kind of pathology, or maybe all the others I find are worn off. Just curious if this seems like something that others have noticed perhaps tying this tooth to a specific age. Found on the nottoway in southern Virginia. Thanks for your time!
  13. Hi guys! I went out with one of my kids today to the Calvert Cliffs to see what we could find after the thunderstorms this week. We hit the beach around 9:00 and spent about 4 hours. It was calm with very clear water and favorable tide conditions. We weren't disappointed. We found a bit of eveything--some decent makos, hemis, and tigers, a couple of verts, some turtle shell, croc skin (I think), a mostly complete ecphora, a cookie fragment, some cool bone, and other stuff. We didn't find anything enormous, but we were happy with the variety. Enjoy the pic. If anyone has any idea what the delicate jawbone fragment might be from (bottom center), please chime in. I haven't found anything that small before.
  14. I needed something to satisfy my itch since I still cannot get out. So i had purchased a box of matrix from Lee Creek. I spent the weekend seperating the matrix into 4 different sizes. I was excited to try my smaller double decker sifter and it worked perfect. I also used that over a window screen. I found a ton of new items that I do not have in my collection. Including my first croc tooth. It is super tiny but it is my first. These are my finds after my first run through. I think I am going to have to get some type of magnifying glass for the smaller stuff. Any feedback on incorrect ID's is much appreciated. Enjoy the pics. Sawshark - Pristiophorous Croc Tooth Basking Shark - Cetorhinus maximus Whale Shark - Rhincodon Typus Dolphin Tooth Hammerhead - Sphyrna Zygaena Mako
  15. rapp creek hunting

    Shook and beat on my scanner, then a new 'improvement' came from the Internet, not sure the problem, but seems to be working again. Spring gobbler season is over so feel a little safer in the woods. Kids have obliterated two of my favorite spots, so after not finding any thing in THEIR favorite spot I decided just to dig in the creek bed near roots and fallen trees, hoping they had trapped something. A few spots in three trips yielded the "usual" sand tiger spikes, I like the ones with sharp hooked cusps but most of the sites are gravelly which tends to wear down the cusps (took a scan of a few plus one syncytial): Also found several broken cow shark teeth and a miniture ecphora (gravel is hard on shells and fragile teeth). More tiger shark teeth than usual as well: The main thing I find in gravelly spots are verts (usually broken) and drum "teeth": Also find some (some chipped) angel shark teeth (bottom of scan) with "microteeth": Not many mako teeth (two for sure!): Also found a 3 3/4 inch whale inner ear (bulla) and skate teeth (no plates) and grey shark teeth (no real big ones). I had hoped to switch over to fishing, but the weather is more conducive to shark tooth hunting.
  16. rapp creek hunting

    Too cold and rainy to fish (no speckled trout yet for me, just out of season rockfish, huge cow nosed rays, and stiffback perch). So went tooth hunting. Unfortunately the kids(?) had dug a giant hole in one of my favored spots, so I ended up hunting one of the kids' favored spots. A hard grayish blue clay area which is usually too hard and unproductive for me, but when walking past I saw a black shiny object glinting in the sun; looking closer I noticed a fine serrated edge and digging around it soon discovered just a shard from a megalodon (which I had never noticed in the creek before). Very disappointed of course that it wasn't whole, but the clay was softer than usual with all the rain so I was able to dig into the bank and did pretty well. Several hemi teetch and pieces (lots of busted stuff here) plus a few makos and lots of teeth that are not the usual sand tiger spikes. Not sure what they all are, but usually these are in the minority, today they were the main things I was finding. Generally these teeth were fewer than what i find in the sand and gravel, but bigger and heavier. The kids must have found some nice stuff here. A layer of giant tree oysters below and mostly scallops (pectans) above, some in better shape than the teeth. Having some issues with my scanner, but will post some of my more "normal" finds from last week as well if I can get the scanner going.
  17. Mako shark

    From the album Fossil Collection

  18. Hello, this is my first time at attempting to trade fossils. In this trade I have a variety of fossils that I am willing to trade for other fossils (This is all offered together). I am specifically looking for amber inclusions, Mesozoic vertebrate material, dinosaur fossils, and small theropod teeth from any location. 1- Large Clam Shell from the Jurassic of Madagascar 2- Enchodus sp. fang from the late Cretaceous of North Texas 3- C. Hastalis (Mako) Shark Tooth from bone valley of northern Florida (1.6 inches long) 4- 2 Burmese amber specimens from the Mid Cretaceous (99 million years old) of Northern Myanmar 5- A dark reddish Cretaceous Burmese amber specimen with a beetle 6- A Clear Cretaceous Burmese amber specimen with a Parasitoid wasp (Scelionidae Indet.) 1.
  19. How big did mako teeth get?

    Found these in a creek the biggest one bottom right is 2.25” the one next to it with the broken root Has smaller blade but same length all together. The next is 2”. I was wondering if these are really big or more like above average? Thanks
  20. Benedini or Mako?

    Hello all! I am hoping someone can give me a definitive answer about this tooth I found. Is this a Benedini or a Mako? Fyi, its less than a tenth of an inch from being 3 inches.
  21. Bayfront Park 01/25/20

    Me and a friend spent a couple hour searching and a little sifting and left with over 100 teeth! Here are the best from the trip, a couple of makos, a hand full of nice tigers, two bronze whaler?, two cow sharks, and a baby posterior megalodon tooth!
  22. rapp beach hunting

    The wind has been working against me (need a nice SW steady breeze) and only made a couple of trips. Two shrimp coprolite burrows, two decent makos, nice cusps on a few sand tiger shark teeth. Need to organize all my shrimp coprolites, but the weather (excepting the wind direction!) has been very nice.
  23. rapp beach hunting

    With deer hunting season started, I'm avoiding the woods area in favor of beach hunting. We have had several windstorms from the north, which should throw up stuff on the beaches I hunt. Gave away all my bigger mako teeth in Singapore, so need to restock! So far, I've had several good trips for shrimp coprolite burrows (will post what I have later) but not much teeth. Today was nice weather-wise however the water (cold and clear) was very high at low tide, so I need a blow-out wind (from SW) to get to the best spots (shell lines). I was lucky today. Although very few of the usual small teeth were in the wash, I spotted several "teeth" that I could barely reach and two turned out to be mako/ great white. One ugly/great character tooth was the biggest I've found this year at over 2 1/2" (6.5 cm in photos). More of a curve to the tooth blade than other makos I've found, usually almost flat like the 1 1/2" pretty one. Also found a "whale bone" with parallel long indentations on one side (perpendicular to the 'grain' visible on two sides). Curious if this is a structural feature/ specialized bone or maybe just weathering?
  24. Shark Tooth Identification Help

    Hi, I recently bought this tooth from a friend, but I am uncertain which species it belongs to. The root is very thin with great white characteristics, but the lack of serrations on the blade is more like a mako. My best guess is that it is a Giant White Shark (Charcharodon Plicatitis). It measure 2.75 inches. The last 2 photos show the tooth in comparison to a Great White tooth on the right side and a Mako Shark tooth on the left side of the tooth in question. What do you believe it is? Thank you for helping me out.
  25. Doing alright since I moved down to FL! No more dinosaur footprints down here, but there is an abundance of teeth!
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