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Two Inch + Hemipristis Or Snaggletooth Club

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eddie

Here are my two biggest. Pictures don't do big hemis justice!

Tooth on left is 2 1/8". The other tooth is 1 15/16".

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PRK

Sure they do. Hold them in your hand!

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siteseer

PRK,

Yes, LACM used to go to a site called "Corkscrew Hill" in English; "Loma del Tirabuzon" in Spanish near Santa Rosalia. Shelton Applegate described the site in his 1978 article, "Phyletic Studies: Part 1: Tiger Sharks. I have seen a partial tooth from there that would have been around 2 inches when it was complete.

Jess

Back when I worked at LACM, way back in the pleistocene, I can remember them sending a reconacence party down to baja calif for fossil sh th. I believe it was around Santa Rosario somewhere . And I can remember seeing the trays of teeth they brought back. along with MANY other sweet pliocene teeth and other vertebrate fossils. I remember specifically the eye popping, at least a dozen, giant hemipristis. ALL were that beautiful yellowish color and, close to or over, two inches each. To this day I can still see those magnificent teeth when I close my eyes. Never saw them again. And who knows where they went.

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Shellseeker

When I came looking for this thread, you know I had good news.  I did not realize how very rare Hemipristis serra teeth over 2 inches actually were. 

A good friend waxed eloquently about the fantastic finds at this new Bone  Valley creek site he had discovered and suggested we would do well. On the 2nd shovel of the day, a black leaf turned out to be a Hemi...

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It was a Large Hemi, 2.05 inches.

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and colorful.

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A little bruised, but this one seems to confirm Bone Valley large Hemipristic teeth with yellow or golden colors.. :megdance::yay-smiley-1::megdance:

I am really fortunate to have many good friends.

 

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jcbshark
1 hour ago, Shellseeker said:

When I came looking for this thread, you know I had good news.  I did not realize how very rare Hemipristis serra teeth over 2 inches actually were. 

A good friend waxed eloquently about the fantastic finds at this new Bone  Valley creek site he had discovered and suggested we would do well. On the 2nd shovel of the day, a black leaf turned out to be a Hemi...

SieveHemi.JPG.df135085d7a61d7e219ca2b49cc5898f.JPG

It was a Large Hemi, 2.05 inches.

2plusHemipristicSerraCr.JPG.3b08e34b6a563ba216c7f0e6a2f9cc65.JPG

and colorful.

IMG_0032Gold_Hemi.thumb.jpg.14147289e8bc37dbffef15e1dc49149a.jpgIMG_0029Gold_Hemi.JPG.44cf2e445fc8a8b50dc02eb5caf877b1.JPG

 

A little bruised, but this one seems to confirm Bone Valley large Hemipristic teeth with yellow or golden colors.. :megdance::yay-smiley-1::megdance:

I am really fortunate to have many good friends.

 

what a beautiful find Jack, Congrats:yay-smiley-1:Well earned I'm sure :fistbump: 

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sixgill pete

Here is my entry. from Pliocene sediments in Craven County N.C. 2.03 inches long; 1.81 inch wide. It's wider than most of the larger hemi's I have found are long.

 

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SailingAlongToo

Lovely!

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Shellseeker
On 6/14/2019 at 5:27 PM, sixgill pete said:

Here is my entry. from Pliocene sediments in Craven County N.C. 2.03 inches long; 1.81 inch wide. It's wider than most of the larger hemi's I have found are long.

Sweet!! I love the color combos...:thumbsu:

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sixgill pete

@jcbshark I had forgotten about this thread. Obviously (from your post about Jacks tooth) you did too.

 

2 inchers are obviously very rare shown by the very small handful posted here that actually make that magical mark

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jcbshark
37 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

@jcbshark I had forgotten about this thread. Obviously (from your post about Jacks tooth) you did too.

 

2 inchers are obviously very rare shown by the very small handful posted here that actually make that magical mark

Thanks Don :thumbsu:

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