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  1. Shark tooth

    OK. I'll try one more (for now, I have more) from Charlotte Co. FL. This time I'll go with a small shark tooth which is actually in good condition. I really like the colors on this one but I'm not sure of the species. I'm sure it's something common. Thanks.
  2. Symphyseal notorynchus teeth

    Found both these symphyseal notorynchus this year, they are quite certainly among my best finds from 2017. They’re from two different locations in the Antwerp area.
  3. Added three new teeth in recent times to my collection of exotic meg teeth, I'd like to share since there,s not to many images from these localities out there, the photos maybe in shabby quality because I pulled them directly from my Instagram page to save time. 1) This partial tip of a meg was found in the Chiba prefecture of Japan! Acquiring this, even just a fragment was a real pain in the butt as megs from Japan are extremely scare. 2) Even though its not a Meg of course but still being the closest ancestor, this 3.1inch chubutensis tooth was found at a land site in Lecce, Italy with gorgeous color! 3) This tooth measuring 4.1 inches came from new site in Bangkalan City, Java, Indonesia. A majority of the megs here were found with absolutely terrible preservation so this one is one of the best out of the bunch! A few more pics of these teeth can be found on their posts on my page at https://www.instagram.com/nyislandfossils/ if its ok to post this here.
  4. This was one of the most difficult restorations i have ever done for color. The more unusual the color of a tooth, the longer it takes to restore, but also the greater the reward. I porbably spent 2-3 hours painting this one. I hope you enjoy!
  5. Hi guys, I'm a pretty experienced shark tooth collector. But I'm still a little paranoid when it comes to identifying repair/restoration, since I have seen a couple of exceptional restorations that would be very difficult for even a seasoned collector to identify. This is especially the case for restorations to the root; I think I can almost always tell restorations to the serrations and enamel. Does anyone have tips for identifying root restorations? Some people suggest looking at it under a black light, which I will of course do, but for root restos this doesn't always seem to be effective. This question comes up since I recently bought a very large Moroccan otodus (pic attached). I got it from a seller I trust not to knowingly misrepresent anything, but given the price I want to be very confident. Thank you.
  6. opened concretion

    I had a few concretions crack open from pit 11 in mazon creek recently(freezing method). I don't always check them as they are outside sitting in buckets in my back yard or garage, so not sure exactly when it cracked, but found it a few days ago. I have the 2 books on identifying the different mazon creek fossils, but unfortunately 95% of the concretions that crack open look nothing like the pictures, or nothing discernible anyways. I know many of the fossils found here are jellyfish, which to me doesn't look much different than the duds. This one has me lost as it's obviously not a dud, but what it is I'm not sure. At first I thought it might be a shark tooth, but I don't see any serrations on the part sticking out. I've gotten a couple clam concretions, and the texture of this one is nothing like those. Those are the only 2 things that came to mind with this piece, but as you can see, more of the fossil is buried in there. I thought about putting this in the fossil prep section as well as you don't typically "prep" a mazon creek fossil other than cracking it with a hammer of freeze/thaw, but to get a better ID I might need to try to free it altogether. Also I've only gotten about 4 hours of sleep in the last 2 days, so I forget to put in a size reference. It's about 3-4" at its longest part. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. @Nimravis I know you've done quite a bit of mazon collecting, so would greatly appreciate your input as well. Thanks in advance all.
  7. New to me! any ideas?

    am I crazy to think this seems like it may be a fossilized shark tooth? it also has veins of blue/green running through parts in a ribbon type pattern. Nevada for location found
  8. Super tiny sharks tooth

    Hello everyone, went to brownies beach last week, was crowded for the beach so finds were limited. Did find a few nice but common teeth and as always a good amount of chunkosaurusesr. Highlight was a chunk of jet. Anyway, I found this tiny tooth (5 millimeters slant height). Pictures taken with microscope. Miocene, Calvert FM (zone 4?), brownies beach. Any ideas?
  9. Arlington, TX Shark tooth ID

    I found this a couple weeks ago. I have been fossil hunting for almost 30 years y’all and this is my first little tooth ever! The person I was hunting with said shark teeth were very rare in the area we were hunting in. As best I can tell it was found in the Woodbine Formation, but there is also Alluvium, Grayson and Main street limestone and Fluviatile terrace formations within a mile or less, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Grayson, Alluvium or Fluviatile. I’m still learning what all those look like. We were kind of high up above a creek, maybe a mile away. There were pyratized shells around with tiny irregular urchins and a few small to medium ammonites and lots of oysters with both valves. There were also small Mariellas. There wasn’t any solid rock though, mostly crumbly cream colored soil/limestone. Can anyone tell me what type of shark it came from? It is about 1.5 cm long.
  10. I found most of these a couple of weekends ago while poking around the North Sulphur River. The small baculite (left side middle piece) was still in a piece of red zone stone when I found it. I found the other three black rocks, were found further up the river all lying fairly close to each other in area of gravel. I can't find any obvious suture lines on them. The tooth I found last year on a trip to the same location. The other three are probably rocks but the top one has what looks like a micro fossil so I wasn't sure if it might be a coprolite. Any help here is greatly appreciated. A couple of closer shots
  11. Hollow shark tooth?

    I found this tooth the other day and it actually took me a minute to even flip it over and realize that it was a tooth! It's almost perfectly smooth & hollow in the backside.. any explanation as to what is going on here? And yes the tooth is in rough condition. Front and back view
  12. Hey Folks, Got this tooth in the spoils pile at the Aurora Fossil museum. I think it is a Physogaleus contortus symphyseal tooth, looking for confirmation or alternatives. It is 1/2 inch on slant. Thanks, Tony PS @MarcoSr, @siteseer, @sixgill pete, @Al Dente
  13. Is this an otodus or auriculatus tooth ?

    Hello everyone ! I was wondering if anyone can tell me if this is an otodus or auriculatus tooth ? I have the impression that there are some tiny serrations on the edge of the tooth, but they are so small that I am really unsure. Also can anyone tell me if it comes from a juvenile or adult specimen ? Thank you very much in advance !
  14. Here are three gorgeous megalodon teeth that @RJB collected over the years as a fossil vendor/collector. He asked me to restore them for him, and I was happy to take on the challenge. Here are the photos of the before and after. I hope you enjoy! -Matt
  15. 3+ Inch Benedeni Club

    I started the 3 inch + Mako club a few years ago and now have the winning ticket in order to create the 3+ inch Benedeni Club after 2 decades of searching. I'll go ahead and save you the song and dance on how RARE a Benedeni this size really is. If you happen to have a 3+ or larger Benedeni, please feel free to post your picture and join this very exclusive Club. Measures: 3.03''
  16. Gray shark tooth

    A tiny tooth of an Abdounia minutissima. Bought from an old collection. The site at which it was collected, the Egem quarry, is now unfortunately closed. I have had some confusion to the family: on fossilworks.org, in the order Carcharhinoformes, it says that Abdounia is a subtaxa, while it's already a genus. It goes straight from Order to Genus, and it doesn't cite any family. If anyone knows more about this, please feel free to send me a PM and I will edit the post.
  17. South Florida deformed shark tooth?

    I found this tooth yesterday and I’m a unsure of what it is. Maybe I’m overthinking what kind of tooth it is, so I figured I would ask for another opinion. It I’m thinking it may be a Tiger Shark Tooth that Maybe slightly deformed. Thanks
  18. Serrated Cusp Shark Tooth ID help

    Hello all! I have another fragment I need help identifying. I know that fragments generally are super hard to get a positive Id, but I feel this one is different. It is serrated and has a cusp. I found it at Brownies beach Calvert Cliffs MD USA
  19. Shark Tooth Feeding Damage?

    I found this bronze whaler with odd looking tip damage. Is this ancient feeding damage or a more modern break? Thanks!
  20. Here is a bag of fossil shark teeth I've accumulated. I am getting more interested in non-shark fossils by the day. I'm interested in any offers. There are otodus, cretolamna mako, megalodon and a few other kinds of teeth in the bag. I am happy to trade them all as part of a bigger deal, or some at a time in smaller deals. I also have a really cool unrestored megalodon tooth that measures about 4.5 inches on the slant. It looks like it has no enamel left, but it does. The enamel is just very black. You can tell if you look at the little spots where enamel has chipped away. Again, all offers are welcome and I'm not picky about any particular type of fossil.
  21. Shark Tooth

    From the album Post Oak Creek

  22. Shark Teeth Post Oak Creek

    From the album Post Oak Creek

  23. 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