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A 2020 silver lining for me personally was discovering a new hobby and my love for shark tooth hunting. I am fortunate to live in Charleston, SC which we all know is a hot spot for fossil shark teeth. In March, as government shutdowns were coming on strong, a friend invited me to go look for some teeth and there was no turning back.

 

I have posted some of these teeth over the course of the year, but attached is a picture of my shadow box with all of my best teeth found in 2020. 
 

As this challenging year comes to a close, let’s celebrate all of the best teeth found over the course of the year! I would love to see some of your best so post ‘em if you got ‘em! 

 

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I am so jealous of your display!!! The next shark tooth will be the first one I have ever found. Still looking for my first dinosaur bone as well. Congrats on a successful year.

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Here is most of mine from the year. They are from the same site in SE North Carolina, it is Castle Hayne and Peedee Formations. C. auriculatus,  Squalicorax,  Striatolamia macrota,  Tethylamna twiggsensis,  Galeocerdo,  and  Serratolamna.

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Here are my favorite finds of the year, all from Maryland.

 

The teeth on the left side are Paleocene and the ones on the right are Miocene (boxes are 2 1/8" x 1 3/4").

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More Miocene teeth (small boxes at the bottom are 2 1/8" x 1 3/4"):

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4 hours ago, Searcher78 said:

Here are my Palaeocene and Miocene displays. May not be able to see micro teeth in Palaeocene.

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Is that a Palaeocarcharodon on the right side, second up from the bottom?

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Thomas.Dodson

Unfortunately I didn't collect any actual shark teeth this year but if you'll accept some Holocephali Petalodont "sharks", I collected a couple nice specimens from the Paleozoic of Illinois. I miss living in teeth filled areas! 2018 was a good shark year for me because I lived in Georgia at the time and got to collect teeth from the Cretaceous to Pleistocene and could always drive to Summerville.

 

Peripristis semicircularis from the Patoka-Shelburn undivided, Pennsylvanian.

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A Chomatodus from Mississippian strata in Southern Illinois.

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7 hours ago, bthemoose said:

 

Is that a Palaeocarcharodon on the right side, second up from the bottom?

Yes, I haven’t found a perfect one yet. Every one I find is worn and broken .

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7 hours ago, bthemoose said:

Here are my favorite finds of the year, all from Maryland.

 

The teeth on the left side are Paleocene and the ones on the right are Miocene (boxes are 2 1/8" x 1 3/4").

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More Miocene teeth (small boxes at the bottom are 2 1/8" x 1 3/4"):

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I’m jealous of your Paraorthocodous clarkiis. It is hard to find a non broken one.

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7 hours ago, sharko69 said:

A few of my best Cretodus finds from this year. Cretaceous from North Texas. Largest just over 2 1/4 inches.

Oh my. :default_faint:

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5 hours ago, Searcher78 said:

Yes, I haven’t found a perfect one yet. Every one I find is worn and broken .

Still a great find!

5 hours ago, Searcher78 said:

I’m jealous of your Paraorthocodous clarkiis. It is hard to find a non broken one.

I’ve only found one fully intact one, which I was quite happy about! I actually found all but one of the ones in the photo (plus one other one that I traded to @will stevenson) on a single lucky trip to Douglas Point.

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2 hours ago, bthemoose said:

Still a great find!

I’ve only found one fully intact one, which I was quite happy about! I actually found all but one of the ones in the photo (plus one other one that I traded to @will stevenson) on a single lucky trip to Douglas Point.

That's funny, I traded one to Will also....lol!

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@bthemoose @Searcher78 what can I say guys, I like paraorthacodus teeth:P talking of which, I was looking through some matrix  I collected from herne bay, uk, and I found a small beat up one! If I have time for pics, I’ll get some up here:)

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The two best ones I had this year. Peripristis semicircularis & Petlodus , Central Texas, Penn

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I have 3 towers, 2 for Paleocene and 1 for Miocene. 59 “angels”, 42 “hounds”, 26 “dogs”, 10 crocs, 16 verts, 10 otodus, too many ray teeth and mackerel fish teeth to display all.

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16 hours ago, Gizmo said:

My Calvert Cliffs Megs and Chubs in 2020.

 

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That’s rather incredible! I’d like to find just one that’s a bit bigger than the two very small and worn posteriors I found last year. 

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