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Shark's teeth and molar?

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Murman

I just spent a week at North Topsail Beach in North Carolina and had never found a single shark's tooth in my life before this trip. My daughter's boyfriend found a tooth and showed me what to look for. I ended up finding about 100 teeth before the week was out. Anyway, among my finds were several large shark's teeth and one that looks to be a molar of some sorts. I'm hoping you guys can help identify these for me. Here are pics of the molar...

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Murman

more pics...

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Murman

And some pics of the shark's teeth...

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Murman

The last one...

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Murman

Here's my collection for the week. Also, the teeth in a vertical row at the bottom right are different. Can anyone identify those?

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caldigger

Well now that you've surpassed your one sharks tooth, you can retire.

Not too sure, but your molar might be of Tapir variety. Let's let others more knowledgeable in your area give their opinions.

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ynot

First shark tooth looks like a white shark.

Second tooth to damaged to be sure.

Third tooth is a megalodon.

The other teeth look like barracuda teeth.

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jcbshark

I'm with Doren, I think tha one mammal tooth is s tapir.  Nice find!

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Murman

Thanks for your responses. I am amazed at how old my discoveries are! This was my first trip to Topsail Island and had no idea that this particular area was a hot spot for fossils until I started finding them. I have already decided to go back either later this year, or next year.

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VT_Dude

For the molar and the first tooth shot... why tapir instead of alligator?

 

I'm a noob.

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ynot
1 hour ago, VT_Dude said:

For the molar and the first tooth shot... why tapir instead of alligator?

 

I'm a noob.

Welcome to TFF!

Alligator teeth are conical, not multi cusps.

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Shellseeker

Alligator:

 

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Tapir:

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Paleoc

vertical row - barracuda

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