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Which Species of Ptychodus is this?

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Hayley

Could this be a new species of Ptychodus?

I have never seen/found one this large before.

If not, could anyone who is an expert in Ptychodus teeth give an ID?

Thank you! It was found in West Alabama.

 

 

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ThePhysicist

Nope. Ptychodus mortoni:

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Nice find! It has a significant feeding wear facet.

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fossilsonwheels

+ 1 For Ptychodus mortoni 

 

They can get quite large. Great tooth !!

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Hayley

Ok, thank you!

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Fossildude19
1 hour ago, Hayley said:

Could this be a new species of Ptychodus? I have never seen/found one this large before.

If not, could anyone who is an expert in Ptychodus teeth give an ID?

Thank you! It was found in West Alabama.

 

A link to a guide:

 

 

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Hayley

Wow thanks for the link! That’s an excellent guide.

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bthemoose

Awesome tooth!

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Hayley
36 minutes ago, bthemoose said:

Awesome tooth!

Thanks! I couldn’t believe it when I found it!

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LSCHNELLE

Nice size and specimen of Ptychodus mortoni.  Three other species may be found in Alabama:  Ptychodus martini, Ptychodus rugosus, and Ptychodus polygyrus.  But, these are likely very rare species to find there. Polygyrus has probably only been found in Alabama - not in the rest of the U.S.  It has been found more frequently in Europe. 

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