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  1. Found this in North Myrtle...can someone tell me what kind it is?
  2. Found this in North Myrtle...can someone tell me what kind it is?
  3. Found these in Big Brook over the past few years. Unfortunately, I am not knowledgeable enough to identify these with any certainty.This one obviously looks like a shark tooth, but I question it because it is not made up of the same shiny material as the other "regular" looking shark tooth fossils we found. No clue about this glob.Porous The top tooth has a sandy texture and less boney look but same shape. The left one does not seem fossilized to me. Not sure if prehistoric squid or something like a claw or nail? Centers seem to be a little hollowed out.
  4. Found this in North Myrtle...can someone tell me what kind it is?
  5. Found this in North Myrtle...can someone tell me what kind it is?
  6. Found this in North Myrtle...can someone tell me what kind it is?
  7. Hi! I'm new here! I need some help to ID some fossils I've found a couple of days ago. Thanks!!!
  8. Hey guys, Just wanted to show my new addition to my small collection a 4.85 inch Meg tooth from Hawthorn Formation, Sth Carolina. I really like it because of its natural glossy dark grey color and I also upgraded to a larger tooth. Thanks for looking guys
  9. Hey all! I have 2 different types of shark teeth I am having a little trouble identifying. I have a some ideas, but I would like any input y'all may have. They were found in north Mississippi in a cretaceous outcrop. Any help is appreciated!
  10. H, The family and I spent a lovely week at Walton on the Naze in Essex, UK. As it was the Easter break the site was very busy with collectors young and old, but we still managed to find some interesting pieces. The site itself is London Clay (c53my) with a junction bed above from which whale bone and Megalodon teeth can be found. Above this is the distinctive Red Crag (c.2my). Lastly are glacial deposits and later from which Neolithic and Roman finds have been found over the years. The site is rapidly eroding at a rate of about a metre a year however there are daily land slips and falls so whether that rate is accelerating its hard to say. Most of the finds are in the shingle and with my eyes I had to adopt the 'hands and knees crawl' technique to see anything other than a blur of shapes. All of the finds below (with the exception of the potential neolithic finds) are from the London Clay sediments. The Site: We found a lot of striatolamia shark teeth. Its possible there are other species within this, however we haven't had time to have a detailed look at each tooth yet: Two nice Otodus shark teeth were found by my wife: A pair of what we believe are well worn ray dentition plates. They were hard to photograph so apologies for the lack of clarity: On a previous trip a few weeks ago we also found this. Both turtle and bird bone have been found on this site. Could this be either?: I've included a fossilised twig and a seed that I picked up. The beach is littered with these and tend to be ignored by the fossil hunters as they are so common. I like them: Lastly I've included two interesting finds. The ball is from Walton and the 'spear point' was from Dovercourt just up the coast. In an archaeological context these might be exciting finds - the ball is similar to others that have been described as hammer stones, gaming pieces or sling shots. The 'spear point' shows signs of rework along both edges. Out of context, within the beach shingle, they are just interesting stones but I thought I'd share them anyway: Any comments would be appreciated. Happy Hunting! Carl
  11. 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!
  12. Sorry, it's blurry. Hopefully identifiable. It is 3/4" x 1/2". From a late Cretaceous site. Shark or Ray?
  13. This is a shark tooth right? Imagine my surprise when I found it this evening while at my artifact dig site about 5 feet below the surface in eastern MO. Common/uncommon?
  14. Ive never posted a trip report before so thought it was about time I gave it a go! I took a trip to my favorite shark tooth site this afternoon in search of some Upper Carboniferous/Pennsylvanian shark teeth from the Westphalian A of the British Coal Measures. The site is a stretch of shoreline beneath the spoil heaps of two long closed collieries which dumped their waste material directly onto the foreshore. Blocks of the best matrix for vertebrate remains are hard to find and getting rarer, the majority of the beach boulders are basalt, sandstone and un-fossiliferous shales and mudstones. When you do find the right matrix its crammed full of fish scales, bones, spines teeth, coprolites etc but shark teeth can be hard to find. Today I came across a grand total of two small blocks of the right matrix along the entire stretch of the beach but luckily both of these contained a shark (well Holocephalian more closely related to the Chimaeras) crusher tooth! They need a lot of prep which I'll hopefully get done over the next couple of days. A shot of the the site looking rather bleak in the Scottish winter today:
  15. I took a long 8 - 10 mile hike at NSR. The weather was beautiful and wildlife abundant. I saw hogs, deer, beaver, hawks, ducks and geese among others. I picked up a nice variety of fossils. I really like the Xiphactinus jaw with replacement tooth showing. I sat down to take a break and found 4 shark teeth in one area. The little fossilized turtle scute is also cool.
  16. First off, I want to thank Doren for sending me a small flat rate box full of STH matrix for me to try sifting through. I still have quite a bit of fine matrix to sort through but already I've managed to find hundreds of specimens. I've found quite a few Carcharhinus, Cetorhinus, Galeorhinus, Squalus, and tons of ray teeth. When I'm finished with all the matrix, I think I'll write a follow-up post with all the nice specimens I found. I'm having a little trouble identifying various species of rays - maybe someone has a literature suggestion to help me get familiar with different tooth characteristics? From what I can tell from other posts, the features that differentiate some ray species are quite subtle and to my untrained eye, very difficult to distinguish. I wouldn't mind some ID help with these teeth in particular. Scale to the right is in mm. If you could also comment on how common/uncommon these species are and what position they are in the jaw that would be immensely helpful as well. Also, maybe someone wouldn't mind making a list of the species found at STH and rank how common they are? Also, does anyone have suggestions for removing the last bit of silt/sand from the crevices in the teeth? I've tried water and gently stirring but that does not have much of an effect. Thanks for your help!
  17. Can anyone help me out and let me know what I've got here? They came from Florida, New Port Richie area
  18. In your opinion, what is the weirdest fossil vertebrate? I would like to see pictures! I will start out with the Helicoprion shark!
  19. My mom and I are in town for one more day in Jacksonville NC and would love to find some way to look at Camp Lejune for shark teeth! If no luck with that, does anyone want to meet up or go looking for fossils/teeth for the day..?!
  20. Went to Edisto Beach State Park in South Carolina today for two hours. It was very nice, although the wind was quite cold. I found five sting ray mouth plates and 45 shark teeth. This is the most I've found in that amount of time at any beach I've gone to. There weren't many people there (because it's April) so I didn't have to walk for a while to get to a clear spot. Only walked about a half a mile down from the first beach access point and then back.
  21. A few weeks ago I went to Florida with my family members and a few friends, where we searched endlessly for sharks' teeth. After searching some dunes after a big local storm hit our private beach, we had pretty good results. I was wondering if any of you readers could identify some of the shark teeth I found, but ignore the shark jaws and striped skunk skull, as well as the giant top left tooth, which is a replica, (they are just other items in my collection) also I've identified the three largest as Bull sharks' teeth, but I've never identified this many teeth before.
  22. I found this whole combing the NC Topsail shore today. Couldn't find anything online to help me ID it as a shark's tooth. Is it a shark's tooth? Some other type of animal? Any help is appreciated! Edit: also, it's not very big. Maybe the size of my pinky fingernail if that helps.
  23. I'm not sure where to post this, but figured this board was the most suitable. Here's a great white I drew a few of years ago. I might try to draw a few extinct species next.
  24. Small Eocene Otodus obliquus, from the reworked lower Lutetian layer.