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MikeR

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In the process of looking through screened material from the Upper Paleocene Bells Landing Member of the Tuscahoma Formation, I came across this small 3 mm shark tooth.  This deposit located  within Monroe County, Alabama is equivalent in age to the Paspotansa Member of the Aquia Formation in Virginia.  I searched the Aquia section on Elasmo.com but could not find anything similar.  I don't know if this is a juvenile or an adult tooth but the most noticeable feature is the deep nutrient groove. 

 

I am hoping one of the many shark tooth experts here on the forum might be able to give some insight into what it is.  Left: Lingual Right: Labial.

 

Thanks

 

Mike

 

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digit

@MarcoSr ??

 

 

I love micros and this is a great looking little treasure.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Al Dente

Looks like Abdounia. Is there any Eocene at this site?

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MarcoSr
2 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Looks like Abdounia. Is there any Eocene at this site?

 

2 hours ago, digit said:

@MarcoSr ??

I love micros and this is a great looking little treasure.

Cheers.

-Ken

 

Looks like Abdounia to me also.  I find Abdounia in the Paleocene Aquia Formation of MD/VA and in the Eocene Nanjemoy Formation of MD/VA.

 

Marco Sr.

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FossilsAnonymous

Agree with Abdounia, I have a couple from where MarcoSr mentioned.

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MikeR
3 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Looks like Abdounia. Is there any Eocene at this site?

 

No Eocene.  Type locality of Bells Landing Member which is all Paleocene.  Thanks for the Abdounia everyone.

 

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digit

I knew Marco has experience in the Paleocene Aquia and if he agrees with Al Dente then I think you have the best consensus that TFF has to offer. ;)

 

Nice to have folks that know their stuff (as you do for the mollusks). :)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken 

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hokietech96

That is a very nice looking tooth. Never seen one of them. 

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MikeR

Thanks everyone for pointing me in the right direction.  To my eye it looks like Abdounia enniskilleni which is common in the Middle Eocene Claiborne group in Alabama, however I can't find any Alabama Paleocene records of its occurrence.  

 

Mike

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Al Dente
30 minutes ago, MikeR said:

Thanks everyone for pointing me in the right direction.  To my eye it looks like Abdounia enniskilleni which is common in the Middle Eocene Claiborne group in Alabama, however I can't find any Alabama Paleocene records of its occurrence.  

 

Mike

It might be Abdounia africana. They are Paleocene. Here’s one from this website -http://users.telenet.be/sharkteethcollection/ray list totaal/Ray list totaal.htm

 

 

 

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