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Hello! Last time I was here I posted about 50 pieces of barnacle which I thought were teeth. Good news is, this time I actually have teeth!

 

I sent these in to another fossil ID place, and they identified a few of my teeth as possible lemon shark, and the 8th from the left as a possible C. hastalis. If anyone can help identify more specifically what sharks the teeth came from I'd really appreciate it!! Also, the big brown fragment on the far right in these pictures they identified as some kind of bone fragment- maybe it's a long shot but do any of you know what it could have come from??? I'm really curious about that one now. (Ignore the second and third from the right. They aren't interesting.)

 

I can post more pics if needed. 

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Parthicus

Yes, #4 through 9 are shark teeth.  #3 is a crab claw.  #5 and #6 look like Lemon Shark (Negaprion) teeth to me.  #1 is bone, but sadly I doubt it's identifiable beyond that (experienced collectors sometimes call these unidentifiable bone fragments "chunkosaurs".)  

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13 hours ago, Parthicus said:

Yes, #4 through 9 are shark teeth.  #3 is a crab claw.  #5 and #6 look like Lemon Shark (Negaprion) teeth to me.  #1 is bone, but sadly I doubt it's identifiable beyond that (experienced collectors sometimes call these unidentifiable bone fragments "chunkosaurs".)  

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Thanks for the response!! At least now I can call #1 chunkosaur instead of just fragment :)

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Tyrannosaurus-wreck

**i meant left when I said right in my original post

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Mark Kmiecik

I don't think #8 is a tooth. 

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bthemoose

The bone may be a “tilly bone” (an enlarged and deformed fish bone). I found some recently and had them ID’ed here—see if yours looks like any of the ones I posted in this thread (there are some links there to more info on tilly bones as well):

 

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On 8/4/2020 at 10:55 PM, bthemoose said:

The bone may be a “tilly bone” (an enlarged and deformed fish bone). I found some recently and had them ID’ed here—see if yours looks like any of the ones I posted in this thread (there are some links there to more info on tilly bones as well):

 

Thanks!! This was really interesting, I didn't know about tilly bones before- mine does look similar to one of the bones in the picture in that thread, so it could be! 

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