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Shark Tooth Found In Se Iowa

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rdrass

My father found this tooth in a stream bed in Davis Co. Iowa. Could anyone tell me any information about it, and if there is any reason to doubt that it originated here.

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Paleoc

Probably Cretalamna and while I have not heard of any teeth from Iowa it is certainly possible.

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Auspex

An extinct Mackeral Shark from the Cretaceous; certainly a rare find in Iowa!

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MikeDOTB

Yep, it could be possible, the tooth does look reworked as well. Do you know anythin about the age of exposures in the area?

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siteseer

I think there is an article on Late Cretaceous marine vertebrates of Iowa but it doesn't appear I have a copy. Fossilselachian might know the article.

I know Mississippian-age teeth used to be found in the Burlington Limestone around Augusta.

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fossilselachian

I think there is an article on Late Cretaceous marine vertebrates of Iowa but it doesn't appear I have a copy. Fossilselachian might know the article.

I know Mississippian-age teeth used to be found in the Burlington Limestone around Augusta.

Sorry Jess (and others) but I don't have a copy of the referenced article.

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