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  1. First chub tooth

    Hey guys I purchased my first ever Chubutensis tooth a love it! I don’t no a lot about the species and would like to know more, this chub tooth has big side cusp and would like to know if it’s a transition tooth or just how this tooth is as it’s quite large (7cm width 9cm length) thanks
  2. Looking to trade some of my teeth in my collection, hoping to get: Dire Wolf Giant Ground Sloth ( Mainly Eremotherium) Edestus Shark Nice Whale Tooth Bears Bear Dog Bone Crushing Dog Open to other Carnivorous Mammals Looking for teeth of these
  3. Hey everyone, Thinking about purchasing this Megalodon tooth here, but want to make sure it's authentic first! Seller says it has no restoration and was found in Southeast US. It's 5.697" long. What do you think? Thanks in advance!
  4. Ok, trying this again as I mistakenly hijacked @BellamyBlake excellent thread by bad tab shuffling! Sorry! anyway.... heres is what I started with. Managed to get five coats of white spray paint stripped off. As you can see this is a pretty poor cast.
  5. I have spent many hours this week scouring all the great meg photos and data on the site, however I have a very large plaster cast of a meg tooth that the Dean wants prepped, restored and made ready for a board meeting in two weeks. Good news is I can make that happen. this is a poor detail cast and has had sloppy grinder work done it in addition to at least three layers of badly applied spray enamel. Good news is I have it in a xylene/toluene/dichloromethane bath to strip the paint and preserve the plaster. bad news is I’m having trouble properly scaling the serrations on my practice runs with monster clay. I’m trying to perfect the technique before I start the apoxy work on Sunday . wondering if anyone could provide some serration macros with a millimeter scale from a meg tooth in the 5-8 inch range, I’d be forever grateful. I’ll post a step by step in the proper part of the forum when I start the actual project.
  6. Colvin, G., 2011, The Presence, Source and Use of Fossil Shark Teeth from Ohio Archaeological Sites. Ohio Archaeologist 61, no. 4, pp. 26-46. https://kb.osu.edu/handle/1811/56970 https://www.academia.edu/9539090/The_Presence_Source_and_Use_of_Fossil_Shark_Teeth_from_Ohio_Archaeological_Sites Colvin, G., 2014. Shark Teeth from Ohio Archaeological Sites: An Update Based on Newly Discovered Teeth. Ohio Archaeologist 64, no. 4, pp. 55-60. https://www.academia.edu/11497086/Shark_Teeth_from_Ohio_Archaeological_Sites_An_Update_Based_on_Newly_Discovered_Teeth https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330521653_SHARK_TEETH_FROM_OHIO_ARCHAEOLOGICAL_SITES_An_Update_Based_on_Newly_Discovered_Teeth Colvin, G., 2018. Fossil Shark Tooth From the Adena Westenhaver Mound and a Call for Assistance. Ohio Archaeologist, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 5-7. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330521579_Fossil_Shark_Tooth_From_the_Adena_Westenhaver_Mound_and_a_Call_for_Assistance https://www.researchgate.net/profile/George_Colvin https://www.academia.edu/38186487/Fossil_Shark_Tooth_From_the_Adena_Westenhaver_Mound_and_a_Call_for_Assistance_GColvin_Ohio_Archaeologist_Vol68No1_2018_pdf Murphy, J.L., 1975. Shark Tooth Caches in Wayne County, Ohio. Ohio Archaeolgist 25, no. 4, pp. 26-27. https://kb.osu.edu/handle/1811/37207 Other papers are: Lowery, D., Godfrey, S.J., and Eshelman, R., 2011. Integrated geology, paleontology, and archaeology: Native American use of fossil shark teeth in the Chesapeake Bay Region. Archaeology of Eastern North America, 39, pp.93-108. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318817806_INTEGRATED_GEOLOGY_PALEONTOLOGY_AND_ARCHAEOLOGY_NATIVE_AMERICAN_USE_OF_FOSSIL_SHARK_TEETH_IN_THE_CHESAPEAKE_BAY_REGION https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ralph_Eshelman Cione, A.L., and Bonomo, M., 2003. Great white shark teeth used as pendants and possible tools by early‐middle Holocene terrestrial mammal hunter‐ gatherers in the Eastern Pampas (Southern South America) International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13, no. 4, pp. 222 - 231 https://www.academia.edu/888618/Great_white_shark_teeth_used_as_pendants_and_possible_tools_by_early_middle_Holocene_terrestrial_mammal_hunter_gatherers_in_the_Eastern_Pampas_Southern_South_ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229958565_Great_white_shark_teeth_used_as_pendants_and_possible_tools_by_Early-Middle_Holocene_terrestrial_mammal_hunter-gatherers_in_the_Eastern_Pampas_Southern_South_America Yours, Paul H.
  7. Book Suggestion

    I've been dabbling in (becoming obsessed with) books on dinosaurs. Now, I don't know what the type I enjoy are called, but I can describe them and have examples, too. I enjoy a narrative style of writing. A story - not necessarily a field guide or pure facts, but understanding the narrator's experiences during a hunt or explanations of the evolutionary process. Exciting, vivid descriptions where I can imagine I'm there. Immersive prose. Even the history of dinosaurs, in that I want to know about the paleontologists who discovered them, the fraud, smuggling, and other illegal conduct that it involved. The disputes and complexities of hunting dinosaurs. I'm interested in how those discoveries and the circumstances therein transformed societies, more or less a perspective that a cultural historian or sociologist would take. And by no means does this have to be limited to dinosaurs; I'm also interested in Ice Age megafauna and sharks. I am currently enjoying The Rise and fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a New World, by Steve Brusatte. Based on that book, I've found others that I believe I'll enjoy: The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science, by Mark Jaffe The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt: The Astonishing and Unlikely True Story of One of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Paleontological Discoveries, by William Nothdurft Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle, by Lukas Rieppel Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America, by Richard A. Fariña End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals, by Ross D.E. MacPhee Megalodon: Hunting the Hunter, by Mark Renz I would appreciate any further suggestions to fill my already overburdened bookshelf. Thank you, Bellamy
  8. On Saturday, I made the trip down to Charleston to hunt for fossils on one of several islands in the Charleston area on which the dredge spoils pulled out of the harbor are deposited. I drove down cautiously optimistic, as I knew that there should be fossils to be found, as the harbor cuts down deep enough to hit the right formation. Even then, my expectations were absolutely blown out of the water. The trip was an unmitigated success, as shown by the photo below. The picture above shows my haul for the whole 4 hours I spent picking over the piles and fields of dredge spoils. One thing I've noticed about fossils from this site is that while I'm finding more and bigger teeth than I might on searching the Summerville creeks, the overall quality seems to be lower, with teeth of similar size being more damaged than their inland counterparts. I'd attribute this to the rough journey from the bottom of the harbor to where I found them. Another interesting thing I've noticed is that I found porportionally way more shark vertebrae and extinct tiger shark teeth than I usually do, and I don't know why this would be. Here I've got some of the specimens I found that I couldn't identify myself. The first shark tooth has two cusps, and the second has an oddly shaped root. The third object I really don't know what it is. If I had to guess I'd say its probably from an invertebrate, maybe a coral. The fourth object is a mammal tooth of some sort, but I don't know what kind. I've included some of my other interesting finds in this shot. Up top is a partial dolphin vertebra, on the left is an interestingly shaped fish vertebra, in the middle is an absolutely tiny C. angustidens tooth, and on the right is one of the best C. carcharias teeth I've found to date. This is my number one find of this trip. I've found some meg chunks and a half tooth in the Summerville creeks, but this is my first nice whole meg. It's 2.9375 inches, but if not for that tip ding it'd probably be around 3.125 inches. I'm not too worked up about it, since it's most likely feeding damage rather than a scar from the dredger. When I came across it, only the very tip of the root was sticking out of the ground, and if it wasn't for the smallest glint of enamel visible, I would have walked past it. I had just picked up a very similar looking and dissapointing meg corner, so when I stooped to grab it I didn't have the hightest expectations. It was really something else when I popped it loose and pulled it out of the ground. It's more than just finding a nice tooth, it's the recognition of the value of the work it's taken to find it. The hours of research, wading through muddy creeks, braving the sun, the tide, the mosquitoes (which by the way there were a lot of at this site). It's not so much that it's paid off, because there's no one end goal to this hobby. It's more of a journey for the journey's sake. The gratification here comes from knowing you're on the right path.
  9. Hi everyone. I am new to collecting fossils and have recently acquired my first 3 to start my collection. I have always been extreamly fascinated and intrigued by dinosaur bones and discoveries found all over the world and am really excited to have finally purchased my first few. Can anyone possibly give some feedback on this megalodon tooth i have and let me know if it shows any signs of being fake? My grandpa has had this one since he was a kid and decided to give it to me to add to my collection... he is unsure if it is real. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  10. River worn or digested?

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me with this tooth... first, I was wondering if anyone could I.D it, it appears to have a cusp, so I’d say no to megalodon, so I’d guess either an Angustidens or Auriculatus... second, I was wondering if you guys think this is just a worn tooth that was in the river for a while, or if it was digested, I saw one for sale that looked similar and said it was digested, so it got me wondering, and I figured it was worth it to at least check on the forum. TIA!
  11. Hi everyone! This tooth was found at Perú, at Nazca desert zone. I'm supposing that is a Megalodon tooth but maybe, you experts, could give me some more extra information about kind of Megalodon, size or age... I don't know really, but my son is asking me about and some more expert information will help me a lot ;-). The size for rule is in centimeters. Thank you very much for your kindness!
  12. Hello. I finally got around to taking pictures of my collection. It took a while to identify and label everything. I hope you enjoy the pictures. I’ll update this topic as I add new fossils. My first shelf currently has fish and mammal fossils. Weird combination, but I have limited space. I think the Knightia look nice at the top of the bookcase. Pair of Knightia eocaena Diplomystus Sea robin nose bone. I found this while on a Peace River guided tour with Mark Renz. He kindly identified it for me.
  13. Exotic Megalodons!

    I've been acquiring Megalodon teeth from different localities over the past weeks. It's an ongoing project. I'm thrilled to share the first bit of my collection! I thank various members for sharing their knowledge of these localities with me. I would like to thank in particular @Praefectus for bouncing ideas, and for offering his thoughts on the legitimacy of almost every one of these; I also thank @gigantoraptor for generously gifting me the Dutch Meg!
  14. I finally found a full Meg in Charleston, SC! It isn’t huge (probably about 2.5-3 inches or so), but it was nice to finally find one!
  15. True size of prehistoric mega-shark finally revealed University of Bristol, September 3, 2020 A new study has revealed the size of the legendary giant shark Megalodon, including fins that are as large as an adult human. The open access paper is: Jack A. Cooper, Catalina Pimiento, Humberto G. Ferrón, Michael J. Benton. Body dimensions of the extinct giant shark Otodus megalodon: a 2D reconstruction. Scientific Reports, 2020; 10 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-71387-y Yours, Paul H.
  16. I have here a Meg from Florida. Does it look like it has any repairs or restorations done to it?
  17. Im looking for my collection different megalodon teeth and vertebrae. If you want to trade I offer fossils from Europe. Thanks!
  18. Small posterior shark tooth

    Hey, I purchased this sometime in October, November, or December of 2019 and was wondering what you guys thought it was. It’s 1/2 an inch wide and 3/8 an inch long, to me, it looks like a posterior megalodon tooth, but I don’t even know if the get that small, there might be serrations, but the tooth is extremely worn, so it could just be feeding damage. TIA
  19. I have here a Megalodon that the seller claims is found in the Philippines. I'm requesting more information, but none is provided. As far as I know these teeth are rare, and it doesn't seem to me that this preservation is of the Philippines. I'd like some more opinions on this please. Edit: I received provenance from the seller, who contacted the supplier for it. The claim is that this Megalodon tooth was found in Sarangani Island, Mindanao, on the beach. I found a geological map of the Island via http://portal.onegeology.org/OnegeologyGlobal/: The formation of Sarangani (the island to the right, despite what this map says) is noted to be "Upper Miocene-Pliocene." Thus, the formation dates back to 11.6 million years, to 2.58 million years at its youngest, and appears to coincide with Megalodon. The part I'm less certain about is the preservation. I'm thankful that the map describes some of the details of that, namely, "Largely marine clastics (molasse) overlain by extensive, locally transgressive pyroclastics (chiefly tuff, tuffites) and tuffaceous sedimentary rocks." I'm wondering if these elements explain the preservation of the tooth I'm looking at.
  20. Megalodon Evolutionary Set

    I received the final piece needed for my Megalodon evolutionary set today! The hardest tooth to obtain by far was the Carcharocles mugodzharicus, and I would like to thank @MarcoSr for his help with that search as well as the generosity with which he shared knowledge about it. I'll mention that I acknowledge the various debates around species naming and went with the ones I believed to be the best fit. I kindly request that we not get into it on this thread.
  21. Meg or great white teeth?

    Hi all! ive had these teeth in my collection for probably more then 4 decades and I always had them in with my meg teeth. But recent posts I’ve seen have me questioning that. They were given to Me When I was a kid starting out so I have no location or formation information. They may be too badly damaged for a positive I.d. But I thought I’d give it a try. Number 2 I’m still fairly sure is a meg Becuase the burlette is pronounced but number 1 and 3 are the ones I’m questioning. Thank you in advance!
  22. Small posterior megs?

    I found these two shark teeth recently on separate hunts along the Calvert Cliffs in Maryland (Miocene exposures). I believe they're both small posterior megalodon teeth, which would make them my first found megs (aside from a previous small sliver of a tooth). They're both just over 2/3 of an inch slant height and clearly have some wear, though hopefully there are enough identifiable features here. The tooth on the right appears to have a thin bourlette; it's harder to see on the left, but I think there's one there as well. Both teeth have faint serrations, which you can see in the upper left photos of the more detailed views. Do these look like megs to you? More views of the tooth on the left: More views of the tooth on the right:
  23. I have a Megalodon tooth being sold; the seller claims it's from Morocco. I have serious doubts based on the coloration and preservation. To me, it looks more like a North Carolina Ledge tooth. I'd love some more input, please.
  24. I returned to the Cooper River near Charleston, SC last week for a five day diving trip for the elusive Meg! it is not the easiest way to hunt for fossils but It is fun! I added a new page to my website to give you an idea of what its like. ---> http://nautiloid.net/fossils/sites/charleston/charleston.html
  25. Fossil restoration

    Hey, I’ve been trying to restore some teeth of mine(and have done two) I was wondering 1. What would be best for reconstruction and 2. What paint you guys would recommend? This is one I’ve done so far, I’m proud of it but I want to learn how to do it better. TIA