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Found 14 results

  1. Shark teeth Identification

    Are all of the teeth from the same species( striatolamia)? Or you can see some other shark species teeth? Found at walton on the naze UK
  2. Hi all, i am trying to learn how to identify the different species of shark teeth that you find here at Walton on the Naze. Up until now I have classified the very big teeth I have found as Otodus and the smaller ones lumped together as striatolamia macrota but I think that’s too simplistic. The ones below appear to have different characteristics to the other teeth. Could someone please help me to identify if these are indeed different species or just variations of striatolamia macrota. Thanks in advance. tooth 1: larger, boxier root?
  3. These were the pick of the bunch of teeth we found amongst the shingle. The three on the left are the best of what my wife found. “Minilodon” on the right was the sum total of my efforts! Beautiful weather, and lovely beaches. Perfect weekend fossicking.
  4. I can't identificate it. I found it at marine sandstone from Paleogene. Also, do somebody has a handbook about chondrichthyes of Cappetta 2012 in PDF?
  5. Pathological crown

    From the album Eocene vertebrates of Ukraine

    Pathological Striatolamia lateral crown
  6. Striatolamia intermediate tooth

    Intermediate tooth of S. macrota.
  7. Striatolamia intermediates

    From the album Eocene vertebrates of Ukraine

    3 intermediates, most likely from Striatolamia macrota.
  8. 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
  9. We had a very productive couple of days fossil hunting at Walton on the Naze and an unexpected find on the beach at Holland on Sea while playing with my daughter. Here are the Walton finds: Firstly, left handed whelks (Neptunea) which were plentiful on this occasion (Red Crag formation) Next, Glycymeris and an oyster shell (Red Crag Formation) A handful of Striatolamia from the London Clay formation Two whale bone fragments from the junction bed. These are easy to spot due to their 'waxy' appearance. Very Tactile. An unidentified mammal bone from the Red Crag deposit. When I get a chance I'm going to see if I can narrow this down. Any ideas would be welcome. Holland on Sea The next one was a chance find from the pebble banks on the foreshore near the radar station at Holland on Sea. I was on a walk from Clacton to Walton with my family when I saw this. Its fossilised, feeling very stone like and heavy for its size. I'd love to know what kind of bone (?) this is but I'm guessing its too small to identify unless its possible to do so from the pattern of the inner cortex? Any pointers would be welcome. That's it for now. Thank you for looking.
  10. Hi, Had a family break at Waton on the Naze, Essex over the New Year period and spent 5 mornings combing the beach with the wife and kids. It was remarkably unproductive on most days (as well as freezing!) and so our usual haul was very much reduced. This is what we found: Glycymeris and a couple of Turritella - Red Crag A few nice examples of sharks teeth (striatolamia) - London Clay ..and my personal favourite, a piece of whale bone (balaena sp) from the unconformity between the Red Crag and London Clay. Apparently the waxy appearance is a giveaway but what causes it hasn't been explained to me. Hopefully we'll find a lot more next time.
  11. Walton on the Naze, Essex, UK

    Hi, Newbie to the forum but I've been picking up odd lumps of rock since I had fingers. I went to the beach with my wife and two kids on the 5th November and we had a productive day. Save for a few dog walkers we virtually had the beach to ourselves. We were there from just after low tide (9am) until the last moment when the sea was lapping at the steps (11:15) and as usual the girls had better eyes than me and my son. This is our trawl: Red Crag: Glycymeris: Neptunea, Oyster and a piece of broken bone (probably later): London Clay: Striatolamia plus an unconvincing core of a larger sharks tooth (I need to compare it to others I have but right now its hovering over the bin) Fossilised Wood (I love these as they are so well preserved but for some reason these are left in their 1000s strewn across the beach) (Much) Later: Lastly I'm including some things found that are a throw back to my Archaeology days. I'm putting these in the 'possible' category. The left hand flake shows signs of rework on the right edge. The second (on the right) is badly photographed but has all the elements that would describe it as a man made flake - at the top is a flat 'striking platform' and on the side facing us is a 'bowl of percussion'. I would love to find a finished tool that can occasionally be found here, That's it. A great morning fossicking, followed by a walk along the sea front and then down to the pier for 10 pin bowling with the family and wasting money on the pier amusement arcade!
  12. Hello Everyone, I have a tooth from along the Potomac River's Aquia Formation exposure, which dates back to the paleocene. I have found a large number of teeth from this particular site, but never one that looked quite like this. At first glance, the cusplets appear to be Striatolamia striata-like, but the barely worn tooth exhibits no hint of longitudinal striations. Any thoughts, as this one has me stumped? Thank you, HZJ
  13. paleocene

    From the album Potomac River - Paleocene

    - At top, a well-worn Otodus obliquus tooth, missing one corner of root. - At left, a very well-worn Paleocarcharodon orientalis. - At right, one of our nicer Striatolamia striata teeth.

    © rpw/sew 2013

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