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Found Scapanorhynchus Tooth at Antique Show


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This looks more like a Moroccan Otodus to me. :unsure: 

Not up on my shark tooth identification, though. 

 

Maybe some of the Shark Tooth guys will weigh in. 

Neat score. :) 

Regards,

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Yep, unfourtunatly thats an extremely common otodus tooth from morocco. I dont think scaps have been foind there yet, and their teeth are much more smaller, thinner, and pointier. Scaps are goblin sharks btw, so their teeth are much similar to their modern relative. Plus, they are mostly found in the states.

I still hope youd enjoy that biggie meg tooth in the right edge thou :)

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when I go fossil hunting, I'd rather find that sized otodus then a goblin!

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What size?  Nothing to actually scale it to.

It was at the show did you purchase them?

Sure would like to see that Meg "in hand".

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6 hours ago, Macrophyseter said:

Yep, unfourtunatly thats an extremely common otodus tooth from morocco. I dont think scaps have been foind there yet, and their teeth are much more smaller, thinner, and pointier. Scaps are goblin sharks btw, so their teeth are much similar to their modern relative. Plus, they are mostly found in the states.

I still hope youd enjoy that biggie meg tooth in the right edge thou :)

 

Scapanorhynchus is known from the Maastrichtian-age phosphates.  It's just rare.  I've read that it became extinct just before the end of the Cretaceous.

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