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  1. I found this bad boy today and wanted your opinion on it. I'm leaning Mako here, what do you think?
  2. What do you guys think?
  3. Today's Massive Desori Mako!

    Hello Everyone! It's been a minute since I've had the pleasure of finding any fossils worth posting here, but I was lucky enough today to squeeze in a couple hours of hunting. I noticed several sets of footprints around my usual hunting site - others had picked through the material recently. Undeterred, I made my way along the river visually scouring every square inch of exposed grey-brown Oligocene formation and gravel. Im glad I stuck with it because I was rewarded with several nice (albeit small) teeth from the extinct mega-tooth white shark, Carcharocles angustidens as well as a slew of smaller teeth. Then, just as I was ready to start hiking back to the car, I noticed the root of a VERY large mako tooth sticking out of the ground. When I pulled it up I was reminded of the sword in the stone..it just kept going and going. At a little over 2.8" it's one of the largest Isurus desori teeth I've ever personally seen. It's in great condition with exceptional color to boot. Thanks for taking a look and as always... Happy hunting! SOSC
  4. Why are Spinosaurus teeth so relatively common, compared to other dinosaur teeth?
  5. Tooth ID?

    I got this tooth in the mail the other day. It is about 2 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches. It came from China and I know no other info about it. It was a present and need some help on ID. It also has cracks as seen in the pics. Would it be best to stabilize it with PVA? Is it matrix or bone around the roots and what are your opinions on prepping? Leave it as is or how much prep should I do?
  6. Weathered C. megalodon Tooth?!

    Pretty sure this is a weathered C. megalodon tooth.
  7. Herbivorous tooth, Essex, UK

    Hi all, I’m completely stumped by this. I found this on the foreshore of Holland on Sea, Essex near Clacton on Sea. The area is associated with London Clay deposits which usually throw out striatolamia and Otodus teeth. There is also Red Crag which throws out bivalves. Then again there are glacial deposits that have thrown out mammoth remains. Later still there is the Clacton spear and Clactonian assemblage of tools claimed to be evidence of the first hominid in the UK. So what is this? It has the “feel” of stone / pebble. It doesn’t “feel” or “look” recent but of course that means nothing. I’ve seen nothing like this from this area before although it resembles a herbivore tooth I have seen before so please.....help!
  8. Another Shark Tooth

    Another sharks tooth. Any ideas on this one? Doesn't look to be another Tiger Shark tooth, but I could be mistaken.
  9. Tooth ID

    I found this partial tooth at Peace River and I'm having some trouble definitively IDing it. I think it may be some type of cetacean.
  10. Mako Shark Relative?

    I feel like these teeth are from a relative of the Mako Shark, assuming they are the same species. Any ideas?
  11. Baby Whale Tooth?

    Is this tooth from a baby whale, or something else?
  12. Whale Tooth

    I know that this is a whale tooth, but do you guys have any idea on what kind?
  13. Some Kind of Shark Tooth

    Does anyone have any idea what this is? When I was younger, I thought it was from a Helicoprion, but now I know that it is 99.9% certain that it is not a Helicoprion tooth. Does anyone have any ideas?
  14. Tooth?

    A potential tooth from off the coast of Lake Huron. Possibly Mesozoic.
  15. Jacksonville FL Shark tooth

    Its pretty small-thought it was a bull or dusky or something similar, but I found lots of bull etc teeth today and it doesn't look like any of them. The angles aren't as steep as the bulls or whatever. The tip is missing but it appears to only be missing the tip and some root. Thanks for your help everyone!
  16. This is a shark tooth right?

    I am just wondering, does this look like a broken shark tooth or is it possibly a reptile tooth? I have unfortunately no information on it.
  17. tooth?

    Dear Sir's,this is not a fossil I found.Please move if it should be in another spot.I found this beside the Sandusky river Fremont,Ohio northwest Ohio.It looks like a tooth to me and people I showed it to but is not rock or mineral.It is very light weight and has a woody feel to it.When I found it I thought it was from a recent animal so I showed it to all the hunters where I work(lots of them in this area).Was surprised none of them had ever seen something like this.There also seems to be two holes at the top of it on one side and one on the other side.One person who is really into animals and nature said it was canine but had no other ideas.Another said it looked and felt like antler to him.he also said with the holes it was possible that it was a carved from antler indian charm.Ohio had lots of native people and rivers move things a long way.I know mother nature can shape things in crazy ways to look like things they are not but the shape at the wide top is really so toothlike its hard to think this is whats going on here.I'm sorry for the bad photos I tried my best and can try again if someone asks.What do you think this may be? Thank You for any replies.......Steve
  18. Paleocarcharodon tooth with no data

    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!
  19. Tooth From Peace River

    Any help will be appreciated on ID of this tooth, Found in Peace River north of Brownville.
  20. I am definitely an amateur when it comes to collecting and need some advice: I recently purchased my first 'larger' Spinosaurus tooth from a small gem/fossil shop in Seattle. The owner told me that it had no repairs or restorations, and that it of course came from Morocco. I tested the tooth under a UV flashlight and there were no anomalies, but I just wanted some more experienced opinions. The enamel looks good- no apparent cracks or suspicious color variations, root still has some of the matrix on it, but the tip seems a little suspicious to me... maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I have read so much about fake fossils and just want to be sure! Let me know what you guys think- Thanks!
  21. Possible Megalodon Tooth ?

    Hi again guys, I have another of my fossils to show you, I am putting them all in this topic as I am a complete amateur at this and dont want to make a wally of myself mis-identifying something. I bought this from my same friend a decade or two ago, its not the best example but it didnt cost me much at the time and I thought it was impressive, the stand another friend made for me and I want to get a name plate put on this one also. I bought it thinking it might be a Megalodon shark tooth, no idea which corner of the world it came from, I actually thought the grey might of been painted on at first until I took close up photos of it. So experts out there, I have a few questions for you, Is it a Megalodon tooth or another species of shark, And what it the current and correct latin name for this shark as I read somewhere a while ago that there was some debate about its ancestory and there was two latin names kicking around Which of these latin names should I use or would you use, And finally anything else of interest you could tell me about my tooth from looking at my pics, Cheers in advance Bronson
  22. Tooth or something else?

  23. Unidentified Tooth

    Hello again! This post is going to lack detail for the most part, because I don't have much to give. All we really know about this piece is that my mother found it in the water at Westmoreland State Park, Virginia. At first glance it looked like it could just be the tooth from a cow or horse, but the shapes didn't seem to match, and the piece looks rather too old to be from something recently deceased. The last image is an extreme close up with a digital microscope, and gives a good glimpse of the texture, which is more rock-like now than tooth-like. Anyway, again, I'm not an expert, which is also why I've had to give up trying to identify it myself. If anyone has any input to provide, I'd greatly appreciate it! It will help put to rest constant discussion in the family about whether this piece is cool or totally nothing.
  24. Mosasaur tooth ?

    Hi guys I felt well enough to take some quick snaps of one of my fossils, I am sorry the quality isnt amazing but I still aint over my flu yet. I think this is a tooth from a Mosasaur, but thats going from what has been posted on this forum when I have been reading through all the old posts, I will have to make a few posts to fit a few of the pictures on and will make them smaller next time so I dont have this problem. I bought this from friend decades ago, he thought it might be a Mosasaur Bogey or something like that, no idea where it came from at all.
  25. Someone I read a joking statement that paleontology is primarily "the study of fossil teeth and jaws." Teeth and jaw fossils do appear to predominate.... I understand why tooth fossils are common- teeth are very hard, and many creatures replace teeth repeatedly. But why are jaw fossils common?