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Hey guys!  I found this today and I'm pretty sure it's a fossilized shark's tooth.  If it is, is anyone able to take a guess as to what t belonged to?  I'll include some pics of my other finds today too.

:) (The bigger one is the one in question.  Actually, they all are, but I care more about the big one :))

 

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Fruitbat

Unfortunately, I'm not seeing any signs of the big one being a tooth.  It does have a suggestive shape but it looks like a nicely water-worn pebble to me.  Of course...I don't claim to be an expert at identifying shark teeth!  Some of the other specimens illustrated in your first photo are shark teeth and a couple of them might even be dolphin teeth but I'll leave them up to the experts!

 

-Joe

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Brett Breakin' Rocks

Hi There,

    The ones on the upper left of my image are Hemipristis (Snaggletooth) lower teeth. The tooth just below the Hemis is a (Great White) Carcharodon carcharias.  The great white image courtesy of 'that' auction site. With a few of the others from Dusky or Bull shark Carcharhinus sp.  Very worn.  A good quick guide. http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/evolution/guide_f.htm

 

PS. I have no idea on the large suggestive shape .. really too worn to tell.

 

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Cheers,

Brett

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2 hours ago, Brett Breakin' Rocks said:

Hi There,

    The ones on the upper left of my image are Hemipristis (Snaggletooth) lower teeth. The tooth just below the Hemis is a (Great White) Carcharodon carcharias.  The great white image courtesy of 'that' auction site. With a few of the others from Dusky or Bull shark Carcharhinus sp.  Very worn.  A good quick guide. http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/evolution/guide_f.htm

 

PS. I have no idea on the large suggestive shape .. really too worn to tell.

 

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Cheers,

Brett

Thanks to both of you for your input!  I'm surprised that that one is a great white...it's extremely small.  Maybe a back tooth or that of a juvenile?

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
12 minutes ago, jgj1120789 said:

Thanks to both of you for your input!  I'm surprised that that one is a great white...it's extremely small.  Maybe a back tooth or that of a juvenile?

Sure,

   Yes, depending on the tooth position and size of the individual the tooth size can vary greatly.  It looks like it has a hint of serrations remaining so I'm pretty sure it's a great white tooth. Your tooth also looks to be from the lower jaw (?) which has teeth that are quite narrow. Just a guess.

 

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This is just a small sampling of a few sizes from South Carolina. Probably about the same size as your individual.  

 

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And in the future it would be good for you to drop something in the image so we can judge the size of the teeth. 

 

Cheers,

Brett 

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