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CrashLizard

Edit: sorry somehow the images got out of order.  Just to make it more challenging, I guess. 

These are some other items I have found looking for shark teeth near Venice Florida, in the surf.  I'm not sure if the first four are similar or not.  All conical, and show worn or broken off layers.  One is slightly corkscrews, and one has a bump on one side.  

The second batch are all similar, with ridges around a cusp, and a smaller end.  

The last looks like a human incisor, though I would guess it is from a deer or something similar.  I found a couple pieces of fossilized antler in the same area.  

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@hemipristis, @Al Dente ?

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Al Dente

These look like barnacle steinkerns. I've added a photo of a latex steinkern I made from a barnacle.

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18 hours ago, CrashLizard said:

Any help with identification is greatly appreciated.
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The two on the bottom look to be gator teeth. The one on the left has most of the root and the small rounded cap of enamel. The one on the right looks to be a broken larger tooth with the distinctive cone-in-cone cross-section. The two upper teeth are more enigmatic and could benefit from closer (focused) photos. Try taking some outdoors in bright light which may help your camera to take sharp images. The one on the upper left looks more like a sawfish rostral "tooth" given its lack of visible enamel. The upper right reminds me of a worn dolphin (small whale) tooth.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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1 hour ago, digit said:

 

The two upper teeth are more enigmatic and could benefit from closer (focused) photos. Try taking some outdoors in bright light which may help your camera to take sharp images. 

I hope these help.  Sunlight is better.

Thank you.

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3 hours ago, Al Dente said:

These look like barnacle steinkerns. I've added a photo of a latex steinkern I made from a barnacle.

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I can see that now, and it makes much more sense.  Thank you.

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Still enigmatic (to me, anyway). The round cross-section eliminates rostral tooth. The odd growth on one side almost makes me think some sort of elongated caudal vertebra with the base of the processes that would come off the centrum. Never seen one that long and pointed through. Possibly, this is something others may recognize. @Harry Pristis

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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