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Unidentified modern shark tooth from the philippines

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Dino9876

Hello,

 

I am currently re-sorting my collection and this brings up some questions about some modern shark teeth. For example, I found two teeth of this appearance. At first glance, I would suspect a Carcharhinus species (like C. falcifromis, but the teeth look different) , but I don't know which. Unfortunately, I don't find any comparable teeth in the Internet.
Even if this isn't a fossil this time, I hope that you can help me again.

 

The tooth is 1,3cm (0,51") in size and from the philippines.

 

Best regards from Germany!

 

Carcharhinus sp..png

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Dino9876
5 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

It is a Carcharhinus tooth. I don’t think you will be able to identify the species. It is an upper posterior tooth. Several species have similar teeth in that position.

Thank you! Could you tell me what species you might consider?

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Al Dente

C. albimarginatus, altimus, amboinensis, galapagensis,leucas, longimanus, obscurus, plumbeus.

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Dino9876
1 minute ago, Al Dente said:

C. albimarginatus, altimus, amboinensis, galapagensis,leucas, longimanus, obscurus, plumbeus.

There are really many. Thanks for the answer! I will lable the tooth as Carcharhinus sp.

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Al Dente

Carcharhinus teeth are easier to identify if you have the whole jaw, then you can use dental formulas (tooth counts) to narrow down to species level.

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