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Went camping over the weekend with my Boyfriend, we both love the outdoors… Anyways I have a love for rocks and I was digging for a new rock when I came across this TOOTH:) Completely awesome but I collect rocks not teeth. So I’m looking for any information on this tooth I have. Thanks for the help and Completely awesome . Found in Bakersfield CA

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(Topic moved to FOSSIL ID)

 

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It's a Otodus megalodon tooth. Or possibly O. chubutensis the direct ancestor - not sure about the age of Bakersfield's fossils. 

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14 hours ago, Meganeura said:

It's a Otodus megalodon tooth. Or possibly O. chubutensis the direct ancestor - not sure about the age of Bakersfield's fossils. 

Elasmo refers to a 2003 dating of 15.2-16 million years. I don’t know of Chubutensis teeth being known from STH but the older formations like Pyramid Hill include Chubs. As @Shellseeker mentions @siteseer knows more. 

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I does look like a Sharktooth Hill Bonebed tooth with what looks like gypsum stuck to it so it might be Middle Miocene approx. 15 million years ago (+/- 0.5 million years).  To find it higher in a hill like that brings the possibility that you found it above the bonebed in the upper Round Mountain Silt in which teeth are also occasionally found.

 

That's an extremely lucky solo find.  Carcharocles megalodon teeth that complete are rare.  In years of hunting, I've just found pieces.

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