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  1. a couple of tiny verts and two thin teeth. I'm perplexed about the smaller tooth (3)- I assume it is same species as the larger, but it is so thin how could it not break during a bite? photo 2 is vert 2, photos 3-6 are vert 1
  2. Hello, I am interested in going to Peru to look at carnivourous fossils in the Talara tar pits and to look at shark and whale fossils in the Ica region. However, I am currently an American citizen. How can I go to Peru and do these things? Thank you.
  3. Hey guys, I've been off the radar for awhile .. work you know .. been working on Siggraph for those of you who are familiar with software development. Just wanted to start a new topic here .. This one is right at 3.00" - 7.62cm C. carcharias Bahia Inglesa Formation South of Caldera Provincia Copiapo III Regio de Atacama Chile
  4. Wow, let me tell you, today was an interesting day. I headed out to Douglas Point for the first time today(been to Purse several times) and man did I get a hand full. When we first arrived at the beach it was pretty choppy and a little windy. We made it past the first set of cliffs and found some beach and started searching. Thats when the wind picked WAY up. We kept moving and heading down the beach fighting violent waves and making our way through deep water with big waves with only hip boots on. lets just say we got a little wet, not the best thing to do in the middle of February. After a mile of walking or so we realized we wouldn't be able to make it back the way we came and our only option was to make it all the way to Purse and walk up the trail there to the road and then back to Douglas Point where we parked. Fortunately with all the wave action we were able to still find some teeth. Found some interesting material that I believe to be Scutes? Need to look it up haha. It wasn't until we made it back to the car that my Dad showed me he found his first PaleoCarcharodon! A little small but really not too bad of shape. It was a learning experience for sure. Feel free to jump in and help me with a little ID. Also took a few macro pics, enjoy! Boneheadz
  5. Hey everyone, I am looking for a decent Chubutensis tooth for a display and came across this one. Location is listed as South Carolina Size is listed as 4.09" Title is listed is Chubutensis I am just not so great with Shark teeth yet, can anyone confirm this to be a Chubutensis?
  6. Hi, inpicked up these 5 mackerel shark teeth today. I don't have any collection data except that they are from Alabama. I was wondering if someone might be able to narrow down to genus, or maybe even species. Thanks for looking!
  7. Here are some pics from the last few months. Chris and I have been doing more looking than finding but between different hunts we've still managed some nice pieces Loading these right from my phone so will have to make new posts for a lot of pics. Here are a couple nice megs that I found diving Venice with Megaholic( Chuck) and his wife
  8. Hey guys, hopefully an easy one, the missus found this one on a family outing.. Ruler is in IN.
  9. Hello, My girlfriend and I have been on the hunt for a megalodon tooth for sometime now. We would like to add one as a capstone piece to our collection. We are in the Gainesville area. Can anyone provide tips on finding big teeth? We are familiar with several of the creeks here, but have not yet found anything even remotely close. I am aware that megalodon teeth are here, as this fellow found a nice one last march: Should we be digging with a shovel, or continue hunting on the surface by sight? Any tips/spots/techniques would be most appreciated. Thanks!
  10. Long 10 mile hike at NSR and some meager finds. The weather was beautiful so I didn't mind. I found lots of Pleistocene tooth enamel. This particular area of NSR I seem to find more Pleistocene material and points than Cretaceous material.
  11. Hello everyone, I haven't posted in a whiile, but I have been hunting a bit. I got out today for a couple hours along the river here in Charleson, SC. These finds come from a pretty well-known dredge site, the finds are usually poorly preserved but abundant. Once in a while this beach produces well-preserved finds. Today I managed to find some good stuff - a nice big stingray dermal denticle, and stout fish jaw, two teeth from the uncommon giant thresher shark Alopias grandis, several nice snaggletooth shark teeth Hemipristis serra, a pretty but mangled Carcharocles angustidens, and an absolutely beautiful (as of yet) unidentified whale tooth. Thanks for taking a look! SOSC "In situ" -
  12. North Sulphur River Texas was pretty picked over but I managed to find a nice variety. I found Mosasaur, Cretaceous Turtle, Ammonite, Enchodus / Shark Teeth, Ice Age Tooth, Rudists, Mastodon Tooth Enamel and one artifact in the creek. NSR needs a good rain.
  13. 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:
  14. I bought this on everyone's favorite auction site as a split nodule 13" long. I glued the 2 halves together and prepped it down from the top. The nodule is, I assume limestone, but is unlike any I have seen. It is very soft on the outside and gets very hard on the inside. The bone is very fragile and pink in color with a microscopic layer of black on top. As you can see by the front on photo, it was a very toothy little bugger. No collection info was available from the seller. My best guess is enchodus or some type of early shark, but that is just a shot in the dark. Help Please!
  15. I have these two teeth, the only data I have is that they are from the phosphate mines of morocco. wondering if they are small otodus or something different. Thought and opinions appreciated. cheers!
  16. Hey all, Does anyone know the approximate age of the Tirabuzon Formation (AKA Corkscrew Hill) from Santa Rosalia, Mexico? I've seen that it's Pliocene but haven't gotten it narrowed down to the millions of years within the Pliocene. Some sources say late Pliocene while others say early Pliocene, so its been a bit confusing.
  17. Hi all. Im sure this is common and boring, but just a bit curious about what I found on the beach in Costa Rica. It measures about 2" each way. Shark tooth? It is totally a rock now. Thanks
  18. I have a question.....hopefully not a dumb one. I've been hunting for fossils here central Texas (Austin area) since I was a small child and I have never found a single shark tooth. Not a piece of one, not an imprint of one not a ghost of one.....Nothing!...Why? You'd think that with all the marine fossils everywhere you'd find sharks teeth while walking the family dog or checking the mail. Sooooo, why? Am I looking in the wrong spots? Any ideas?
  19. 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.
  20. I thought I would post my collection of self found fossils. This will be a work in progress. I will start with some of my favorites. Here are my megs from Brownies Beach, Calvert Cliffs Maryland
  21. I was thinking that this is a Cow Shark para-symphyseal, but upon taking the pictures and zooming in, I am not as sure as I would like to be. Please refer to the following three closeups. The slant length is about 5.57mm. -Bill H.
  22. First video Ive ever made from some footage at Purse SP a couple months ago
  23. Yesterday I had a blast at my first organized fossil hunt in Maysville, NC. I am green on what is what but I tried to take good pictures. I found the following: -megaladon tooth -mako teeth -130 total shark teeth -partial horse tooth -puffer fish mouth plate -all kinds of bones -petrified wood -Ray teeth -ray barbs -sawfish teeth -whale tooth (?) -croc teeth -Shells, barnacles, coral -12 shark vertebrae Hopefully next time I will be able to upload images faster.
  24. I picked up this paleocarcharodon tooth from the auction site a couple of weeks ago. It was misidentified as auriculatus and has no collection data at all, but was only $10 or so, so I bought it. Because of the faint serrations, it looks like an early paleocarcharodon to me, which is why I wanted it. There is some restoration to the root lobes, which is never ideal, but the blade and cusps have not been touched. My questions are; 1. Do you agree with my assessment that it is an early transitional paleocarcharodon? 2. It looks like a typical Moroccan tooth to me, which is certainly where it originated, but would anyone know if it is safe to presume more detailed data or is this tooth common from multiple localities? cheers!
  25. A fellow TFF member gave me some micro material from the Eocene, Meridian Mississippi . I don't know much about micro fossils so was hoping to get some info on the following? Which were all photographed next to a US nickel. photos 1 and 2