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Paleocene Sand Tiger Shark Tooth


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historianmichael

I was hoping to get some help identifying this Paleocene sand tiger shark tooth from the Aquia Formation. I tried to compare it to the examples on Elasmo but I know that there is a lot of variation in teeth and I am by no means an expert. I thought it looked like a Striatolamia but I did not see any striations- maybe they were worn off. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much and happy Thanksgiving!

 

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bthemoose

Given the shape it's in, I'm not sure you'll get beyond sand tiger indeterminate. If it lacks striations that aren't just worn off, I think it's possible for it to be any of Odontaspis winkleri, Palaeohypotodus rutoti, or Hypotodus verticalis.

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sixgill pete

I am leaning towards Hypotodus verticalis

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historianmichael
1 hour ago, bthemoose said:

Given the shape it's in, I'm not sure you'll get beyond sand tiger indeterminate. If it lacks striations that aren't just worn off, I think it's possible for it to be any of Odontaspis winkleri, Palaeohypotodus rutoti, or Hypotodus verticalis.

I am sorry. I totally forgot. It is 3/8"

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