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ID requested: Eocene micro shark tooth from Oosterzele (Belgium)


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Hi everyone! 

A couple of weeks ago I aqcuired some microfossil samples, one of which was a sample from the Lede Zand, Lede Formation, Oosterzele, Belgium (Eocene, Lutetian, 44 mya).

The sample is very rich in Foraminifera & shell fragments, but I also managed to find a tiny shark tooth. 

While I already searched at belgiansharkteeth.be I can't seem to find a match, perhaps due to it being so small. 

So I was wondering if anyone here might be able to help me out, I would be very gratefull. :) 

Thank you in advance!

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Most likely Abdounia. Can't narrow it down more because it looks like the side cusps are damaged, possibly missing additional side cusps.

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Tooth looks like an Abdounia species.  I have lots of Abdounia teeth from the Eocene (Ypresian) from the EGEM Quarry of Belgum.

 

Marco Sr.

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On 20-11-2020 at 2:48 PM, Al Dente said:

Most likely Abdounia. Can't narrow it down more because it looks like the side cusps are damaged, possibly missing additional side cusps.

 

On 20-11-2020 at 2:51 PM, MarcoSr said:

Tooth looks like an Abdounia species.  I have lots of Abdounia teeth from the Eocene (Ypresian) from the EGEM Quarry of Belgum.

 

Marco Sr.

Thank you both for the replies, it is very much appreciated! 
Abdounia seems to be a match! :D 

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