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BellamyBlake

I have here four shark teeth, 1" - 1.5" each. They were found in the Southeastern United States. I have no locality more specific than that. I think they're Angustidens or Auriculatus, but I can't really differentiate between these. Could anyone kindly help me identify them?

 

I'd also appreciate if someone can nail the locality down based on the preservation. It's chalky, but the colors of the more orange ones don't really match Bone Valley. Might it be a South Carolina landsite?

 

Thank you,

Bellamy

 

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Praefectus

Need the age of teeth in order to definitively identify them. Just going by morphology, the 1st and 4th tooth look more O. angustidens-like. 2nd and 3rd teeth look Moroccan. Are you sure about they came from the US?

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
58 minutes ago, BellamyBlake said:

I think they're Angustidens or Auriculatus

They look to be pretty typical for land site Angustidens from near Summerville ... at least the two with serrated cusps. That being said I agree with @Praefectus 2 and 3 are older and I'm not familiar with these type of teeth from that specific area (time period). They could have come from farther North. And Auriculatus only really come from the cement quarry in Harleyville, SC where they can get down that deep. (at least in that same local area of SC

 

 

Most collectors just don't understand that there is some preservation and color in that area (Summerville, SC) that is as-good if not better than some of the teeth seen from Bone Valley locations. 

 

All of the teeth pictured are from in/near Summerville, SC

Image Credit: Trish Hassler (Facebook)

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One more .. Trish seriously has some of the best teeth from that area. 

 

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Cheers,

Brett

 

PS. This is my own. Land site Summerville. 

 

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I consider these more sought after because of the color ... these are from a land site.

 

Image Credit: Steve Hildenbrandt (facebook) 

 

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BellamyBlake
32 minutes ago, Praefectus said:

Need the age of teeth in order to definitively identify them. Just going by morphology, the 1st and 4th tooth look more O. angustidens-like. 2nd and 3rd teeth look Moroccan. Are you sure about they came from the US?

 

Thank you! I bought several hundred teeth that the seller noted were from the Southeastern United States. The vast majority are what I expected to see. Those teeth you noted do stand out admittedly. I'd say it's possible that he mixed up a couple of Moroccan teeth in there.

 

28 minutes ago, Brett Breakin' Rocks said:

They look to be pretty typical for land site Angustidens ... at least the two with serrated cusps. That being said I agree with @Praefectus 2 and 3 are older and I'm not familiar with these type of teeth from that specific area (time period). They could have come from farther North. And Auriculatus only really come from the cement quarry in Harleyville, SC where they can get down that deep. (at least in that same local area of SC

 

 

Most collectors just don't understand that there is some preservation and color in that area that is as-good if not better than some of the teeth seen from Bone Valley locations. 

 

Image Credit: Trish Hassler (Facebook)

Trish_Hassler_Summerville..thumb.jpg.f9d171b0e8159e68844dce3e6e11eb79.jpg

 

Trish_Hassler_Facebook_Summerville.thumb.jpg.fe5d5034a132862231d4e8263e813b42.jpg

 

One more .. Trish seriously has some of the best teeth from that area. 

 

Trish_Hassler_Facebook_Summerville_01.thumb.jpg.8743b2f9ad43be65ebe453d16c077578.jpg

 

Cheers,

Brett

 

PS. This is my own. Land site Summerville. 

 

188595727_01_SummervilleSC_Angustidens_31_080317.thumb.jpg.ae058406df6799b5c311abf4d947387f.jpg

 

I consider these more sought after because of the color ... these are from a land site.

 

Image Credit: Steve Hildenbrandt (facebook) 

 

Steve_Hildenbrandt_FB_Summerville_001.thumb.jpg.da8a545431583e4b4a982b85bec4d452.jpg

Thank you for the advice. Landsite South Carolina was my first hunch for this preservation. It does produce gorgeous teeth. Do you think that based on the preservation that Harleyville can be said pretty definitively, or might there be other possibilities that can be considered? If I'm trading these to someone, I don't want to misrepresent the locality if there's ambiguity

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
2 hours ago, BellamyBlake said:

 

Thank you! I bought several hundred teeth that the seller noted were from the Southeastern United States. The vast majority are what I expected to see. Those teeth you noted do stand out admittedly. I'd say it's possible that he mixed up a couple of Moroccan teeth in there.

 

Thank you for the advice. Landsite South Carolina was my first hunch for this preservation. It does produce gorgeous teeth. Do you think that based on the preservation that Harleyville can be said pretty definitively, or might there be other possibilities that can be considered? If I'm trading these to someone, I don't want to misrepresent the locality if there's ambiguity

No. To be clear.  I'd say that near Summerville is more the possibility. The teeth I have in my post above are exclusively from near/around Summerville, SC and are O. Angustidens (the ones with cusps) . My apologies, I edited my original post for clarity. 

 

 

Harleyville, specifically the cement quarry, gets down to formations that are Eocene in age and produces O. Auriculatus teeth.  Like this example. 

 

Cheers,

Brett

 

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PS. Speaking of cement quarry ... This was a cool Basilosaurid that was pulled out of the quarry recently by our very own Dr. B @Boesse after an invite by Rich Familia. Sooooooo cool ! :envy:

https://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/2021/02/03/the-winter-whale/

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BellamyBlake
1 hour ago, Brett Breakin' Rocks said:

No. To be clear.  I'd say that near Summerville is more the possibility. The teeth I have in my post above are exclusively from near/around Summerville, SC and are O. Angustidens. My apologies, I edited my original post for clarity. 

 

 

Harleyville, specifically the cement quarry, gets down to formations that are Eocene in age and produces O. Auriculatus teeth.  Like this example. 

 

Cheers,

Brett

 

885540597_01_Harleyville_SC_Ric_032317_26_56-33MYO.thumb.jpg.5c42f477af54429ecc14e1ceb39449d0.jpg

 

PS. Speaking of cement quarry ... This was a cool Basilosaurid that was pulled out of the quarry recently by our very own Dr. B @Boesse after an invite by Rich Familia. Sooooooo cool ! :envy:

https://blogs.cofc.edu/macebrownmuseum/2021/02/03/the-winter-whale/

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Thank you Brett, and I appreciate the link to this wonderful article. I felt like I was there!

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