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Found 63 results

  1. Is this a Mako tooth? It was found in the Peace River (Florida) in the same spot as some megalodon teeth, but this one looks different. Thanks!
  2. Hi all, Is this a mako? In my opinion it looks a little bit like Isurus oxirhynchus, but I'm not sure. I know that it's quite worn, but still IDable. It comes from Balegem, Belgium (--> Lutetian, Eocene; 45 mya). Thanks for the help, Max Closeups side 1:
  3. Hi, I found this nice shark tooth at the Ernst Quarries in the Slow Curve. Not really sure about the identification, but it looks like a mako to me. The tooth is 2 inches long. Thanks.
  4. I'm wondering if this is a small benedeni tooth and if not what is it? It's 1.2" long. cheers!
  5. I'm not sure what type of tooth this is, I found it in Venice, Florida. I've been thinking that it is a mako shark or extinct mako shark tooth, not exactly sure though
  6. Hey all, I have a tooth here, and I'm a bit confused. It comes from Hoevenen (BE), and dates from the Miocene. I'm pretty sure that it's a mako tooth, but I'm not sure what species: Isurus hastalis or Isurus oxirhynchus? Or perhaps another one? Also, how exactly can you distinguish I. hastalis from I. oxirhynchus? Best regards and have a nice Sunday! Max
  7. No work, kids were in school, and warm temperatures predicted...time to head to the river again! My wife searched along the water's edge while I broke out the shark tooth sifter and dredged the first drop off in the water. It didn't take long before I found a nice Mako and feeling pretty good about it...then my wife yelled at me and motioned me over quickly, a beautiful Cow Shark tooth! We have found a few before but they always were broken, this was the first one that we found that was intact...definite trip maker! We both continued on finding the normal teeth for the area and decided to head home a few hours later, I hesitated and said I needed to find one more tooth before going...glad I did, I then found the second Mako! It's going to be hard for me to work all week without coming down with...*cough cough*...tooth fever! LOL! The total haul: Awesome Cow Shark! Makos I believe this is a Lemon, largest one I have found. A bone fragment that I found, thought it was pretty cool to see the hollow insides. Not sure what this is, My wife found it and thought it looked interesting. I think it is geologic but I told her I would throw it up here to see if anyone thought it was something:
  8. Hey everyone! Finally had the time to go out hunting again after a looooooong time We went quite a few times during the past week. Had a few kinda slow days, until we found a decent spot that produced some nice shark teeth. Lots of mako's… Some miscellaneous teeth A small cowshark tooth Continued in following post
  9. So what else to do on a 70 degree day in Feb walk the beach of course. The water was high and the wind was whipping but i managed to scratch out a few nice teeth and the coloring on the mako is wild!!!
  10. Got this shark tooth on the peace river. It has no serrations. It is two inches long even with the tip broke. Thoughts? Also included are other pics for ID. The big bone appears to be a bison phalanx ? The vertebrate is possibly a crocodilian? The small toe or foot bone, I speculate, may be from a bear or cat? I hope. Sorry for some of the cropped pics, I wont have access to a camera again for a couple days. If needed, I can post more in a couple days. Thanks for any input. Sorry, but I could only get these pics to resize and load. Still trying to figure out something I am completely new at.
  11. So i knew low tide was at 1040 this morning so i got up and got ready to walk around 8am. Well i got down to the beach and the water was GONE talk about a blowout tide. In fact it was so low i couldnt even launch my canoe. So I walked to few spots and did ok nothing huge, but I did find a SWEET vintage Pepsi bottle all in all not a bad day!!!
  12. So I just picked up my first Mako tooth from an auction site. It came from Georgia according to the seller. I usually don't buy shark teeth, but this one just jumped out at me, plus, I am going to be using it for a display so it seemed appropriate! It measures 2 1/8 inches (5.398 cm) It has the most lovely colours, I couldn't pass on it and wanted to share!
  13. I found my first mako along the Calver cliffs and I'm wondering if someone could tell me if it's I. desori or C. Hastalis.
  14. Does anyone else get confused between Isurus Hastalis and Desori? For example some hastalis lowers kinda look like desori. Is there a good way to tell between the two for sure?
  15. Hi everyone, One of my friend just found this tooth in Brownie Beach (Calvert Cliff, MD). It looks like a worn Mako but it has serrations, so I am toward a Meg tooth. Any other suggestions? Thanks
  16. I got to hit Flag Ponds for a few hours this afternoon. It was blustery and 33°, but turned out to be a pretty good day. These are the best from today.
  17. I picked up this small but well preserved mako tooth from the auction site yesterday. It caught my eye because of the small cusp-like features and what appear to be (very) rudimentary serration like waves along the edge by the cusps. It is from Chile, so the location would be right for a transitional tooth. When it arrives I'll post some shots under the microscope. I'd like to hear others thoughts on this tooth. The truth is, for $15, I don't mind if it is a transitional tooth or not, but serrations had to start somewhere edit: I added some zoomed in photos from the original auction, this site seemed to have stripped some of the detail out after publishing.
  18. What a day! We were both kind of bummed that we couldn't go out yesterday in the beautiful weather since we had to pick up the girls from their grandmother, but we did pick up my wife some hip boots to make it easier to search for teeth (she is styling in them too). We woke up today to light rain and dreary conditions...after debating it for a few minutes we decided to go anyway. In the back of my mind I was thinking that this trip was going to be a bust, with the good weather the day before I was sure that the place was picked over...glad I was wrong! The beautiful thing about the river is that it is always changing, and the rain and wind today produces just enough chop to keep the sand stirred up, and the river revealed its treasures to us! Within a few minutes of hitting the beach, we both found mako teeth that were high and dry...great way to start! The water's edge was constantly spitting out really nice teeth as we went back and forth; I couldn't believe it when one wave came up over a gravel bed and when it receded a Meg was laying there! My second Meg in two trips! Unbelievable! It will be hard to top this trip this year...but we will try! Total haul: My second Meg! (Now to find a big one...I know, I'm getting greedy! ) Biggest Mako. Another nice Mako I found just before leaving.
  19. This shark tooth was found deep in a cave on an island which is off the Panamanian coast (Atlantic side). It appears to be a fossilized mako shark tooth; however, I haven't been able to identify the exact Isurus species. It doesn't appear to be either of the currently living mako shark species, Isurus Oxyrinchus or Isurus Paucus. That leaves eleven other extinct species. Any help would be very appreciated!
  20. I recently bought a hooked mako and I just want to know if it is a type of pathologicity. It kinda confuses me, can anyone answer this question?
  21. From the album Calvert Cliffs Maryland 12/10/2016

    This is what I believe to be a Mako shark tooth. These aren't as common at the Calvert Cliffs area as tiger shark teeth and this is one of the nicer specimens I have recovered.
  22. Getting back in the swing of things after a very hot summer in which i did little to no collecting. Headed down to Westmoreland for the day, hoping something good would be laying there. It was a beautiful day with minimal wind but the tide wasn't all that low due to recent rain, but water was clear and calm enough. Found a nice little mako that i was able to get a picture of before i picked it up. Also found a big chunk of bone that still had some matrix still on it, not sure what it is or what its from, if anyone knows anything feel free to chime in. On the way home I stopped at George Washington's Birth place to just walk around as i usually do. Thats when i came across these signs, it seems like theres been a problem with bull sharks recently. If anyone has a knowledge about that id love to hear it. There wasn't anyone down there at the time for me to ask. Enjoy! Boneheadz
  23. I went to the Ernst quarries at shark tooth hill last weekend and had a great time collecting teeth. I'm new to the area and hadn't collected there before, but I met a couple there who were very experienced and helped me identify a lot of what we found. I've attached a picture of what the landscape looked like as we were getting ready to leave. Really a beautiful area, in a desolate sort of way.
  24. Ok, I found this tooth in the Lee Creek mine in 2007. Over the years I have gone back and forth as to the species of mako; hastalis, oxyrhincus, desori. So now I am asking for your opinion. I don't think I have posted this tooth on here before so I hope you all enjoy, I think it's a beauty. I would like to post this one on the collections area, but I want to be much more sure about a positive species before I do so. It is just ovewr 2" ( about 2 1/8) and has great color.
  25. Field collected in 2012.