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Sharktooth from Balegem

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Hi all,

 

Here another sharktooth, from Balegem, Belgium. From the Lutetian stage of the early Eocene (approx 45 mya).

What's the species?

 

Have a nice weekend,

 

Max

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No one???

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Monica

Hi Max!

 

Now, you know I know pretty much nothing about shark teeth, but the shape of this one (two cusplets, curved root) reminds me of the Otodus obliquus teeth that I've seen coming from Morocco - could it be an Otodus species?

 

I hope that all is well in the Netherlands!

 

Monica

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Angie

I'm definitely not an expert on this, but it looks to me like a Brachycarcharias lerichei or a Striatolamia macrota (I find the difference hard to tell with worn teeth ;)). Don't think this is an Otodus species, as the only Otodus teeth being found there are Otodus auriculatus :) 

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2 hours ago, Monica said:

Hi Max!

 

Now, you know I know pretty much nothing about shark teeth, but the shape of this one (two cusplets, curved root) reminds me of the Otodus obliquus teeth that I've seen coming from Morocco - could it be an Otodus species?

 

I hope that all is well in the Netherlands!

 

Monica

 

 

56 minutes ago, Angie said:

I'm definitely not an expert on this, but it looks to me like a Brachycarcharias lerichei or a Striatolamia macrota (I find the difference hard to tell with worn teeth ;)). Don't think this is an Otodus species, as the only Otodus teeth being found there are Otodus auriculatus :) 

 

Angie is right, Otodus is not an option, because the only possibility O. auriculatus is not a good match. In my opinion Brachycarcharias lerichei seems like a decent match for this one.

Otherwise, yes, all is going fine here in the flat lands! How about Canada?

 

Best regards,

 

Max

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Monica

Hi again, Max!

 

Things over here are pretty great!  We had a bit of snow yesterday, but it's sunny and fairly warm today so no complaints from me (except for the fact that I have to do a ton of marking this weekend because my midterm report cards are due on Monday morning!!!).  I'm also excited because with the warmer weather comes fossil-hunting!  Viola and I are venturing further afield later this month to Hungry Hollow, and then across the border to Penn Dixie next month - needless to say, we're both SO excited to find some new specimens - perhaps a trilobite or two...? (fingers crossed!)

 

Take care,

Monica

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On 4/8/2017 at 10:42 PM, Monica said:

Hi again, Max!

 

Things over here are pretty great!  We had a bit of snow yesterday, but it's sunny and fairly warm today so no complaints from me (except for the fact that I have to do a ton of marking this weekend because my midterm report cards are due on Monday morning!!!).  I'm also excited because with the warmer weather comes fossil-hunting!  Viola and I are venturing further afield later this month to Hungry Hollow, and then across the border to Penn Dixie next month - needless to say, we're both SO excited to find some new specimens - perhaps a trilobite or two...? (fingers crossed!)

 

Take care,

Monica

 

Ooh, seems like good times are ahead! Good luck in the hunting!

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