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Ropterus

Finally found my first meg down at Bayfront Park this weekend! Just laying there at the edge of the water looking up at me. Tip and one side are damaged and it's not the biggest by any means but it looks perfect to me! Does have really nice, sharp serrations, and the root is in great shape.

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Auspex

:thumbsu:

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jcbshark

Very nice! And here's to many more :fistbump:

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Darktooth

Congratulations! I am happy for you! Now didn't we all tell you it would come sooner or later? And that was what, maybe a month ago?

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sharko69

Nice! Still waiting for my first.

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mrieder79

YEAAAAH! That's fantastic! Colors are great!

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FossilDudeCO

Great find congrats!

I still don't have a meg!

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Rustdee

Congrats on that fine tooth!

I am curious, however, I noticed the cusps and am wondering if it is a C. chubutensis instead of a meg?

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Ropterus

Thanks everyone! Still excited! Every time I go I seem to find something different. Found a nice dolphin vert as well as a nice Mako and my first crocodile tooth as well.

darctooth, I think it may have only been 2 weeks ago you and several others were telling me it was just a matter of time.

Rustdee, you could be right. I guess it depends on what you read. By no means am I an expert so I've read it could be C. chubutensis or it could be a juvenile meg or something in between as the shark evolved. Either I'm happy with it and it made a trip to remember for sure.

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mrieder79

It looks to be a chubtensis based on the broad flattened cusps. Chubs are common at calvert.

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Darktooth

Could you post a pick of the croc tooth? I have not found one of those yet.

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Ropterus

Here you go darctooth. Hopefully they aren't too blurry. post-20548-0-75307400-1460587992_thumb.jpgpost-20548-0-76587800-1460587941_thumb.jpg

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Al Dente

I'm fairly certain that your tooth is cetacean and not croc. It looks like a nice one.

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Auspex

I'm fairly certain that your tooth is cetacean and not croc. It looks like a nice one.

I agree.

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Ropterus

Man, I can't get anything right! I was going by what I saw in the book I got from the Calvert marine museum. Bear with me, I've lots to learn! I still saw pics online that are similar to what I have and they are calling them croc teeth. Perhaps they are incorrect as well. This tooth looks like it has a "shell" around it. Should that stay on or should it come off? It looks as if it really is part of the tooth. I really do appreciate all of the input from everyone, even when you tell me how wrong I am. Lol. Thanks again!post-20548-0-82186900-1460595127_thumb.jpg

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Fallingfossils

Great finds! Congrats

That is part of the root of the tooth, you wouldn't want to remove it. It's in darn good condition, a nice find

Croc teeth can look similar, but just keep collecting and you'll be able to tell the difference in no time. Plus it's a good excuse to find more

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Darktooth

Thanks for the pics Ropterus. And hey, even if its not a croc, it is still a tooth and its still a fossil.

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fossilized6s

Nice teeth! Congrats.

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Boneheadz

Great colors on that meg! Although its a little damaged it would sure make my day. Congrats!

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Boneheadz

Finally found my first meg down at Bayfront Park this weekend! Just laying there at the edge of the water looking up at me. Tip and one side are damaged and it's not the biggest by any means but it looks perfect to me! Does have really nice, sharp serrations, and the root is in great shape.

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I told you it would be starring at you haha thats always how it feels

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Ropterus

I told you it would be starring at you haha thats always how it feels

Haha! You were right! And as soon as I saw it, I thought about that too! Well, after the HOLY S@#T part! Haha

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