Jump to content

Shark Vertebral Centra ?


Recommended Posts

RescueMJ

Inland Venice, FL. Typical Pleistocene material in spoil pile. First possible shark vertebrae I have found after hundreds of searches here. 5 cm diameter, 2 cm thick.  Is it shark? Can an age/species able to be determined with only 1 vert?  I  also found (6) Lightning Whelk shells in this pile. 


thanks

-Michael 

DE06DBDB-22F7-4C3F-83F8-A53C78DEEA6E.jpeg

726DC20B-7C5B-4215-9B8E-285044FE5D2A.jpeg

D456C1A7-3626-465F-8C15-EAB9977D645E.jpeg

7CC80B72-D3D3-438A-AB19-C91E2CDFE8C6.jpeg

474BE913-CB8F-4FD5-8AE4-8579042108E8.jpeg

87F79010-0CFA-4425-84CE-61D226E27418.jpeg

  • Enjoyed 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Tidgy's Dad

Very nice! 

Yes, I believe that is a shark centrum (singular; centra is plural) 

  • Learned something new 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Thomas.Dodson

It is a shark or ray centrum but the differences between the the two are ambiguous. Here's an old thread that discusses the difficulty differentiating ray and shark verts  in detail.

Age would best be estimated by other fossils from the spoil pile. It's not exact with spoil piles because of mixed dredging but still. Sinistrofulgur (Busycon) perversum dates at latest to Plio-Pleistocene.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...