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I have this planus tooth with a bonus tooth stuck in the root matrix. Was wondering if anyone could ID the smaller tooth?

 

thanks!

 

R~

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Irregularity in the order of succession ?  Hey pal ! Wait your turn ! :)  

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No idea what the ID would be, seems either it eat a dead Mako or the Mako ate it!

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14 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

No idea what the ID would be, seems either it eat a dead Mako or the Mako ate it!

Wouldn't there have to be more obvious disruption to the texture of what sure seems like the actual root to me ?

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It's just stuck in the matrix that still clings to the root. 

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8 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Wouldn't there have to be more obvious disruption to the texture of what sure seems like the actual root to me ?

 

6 hours ago, caldigger said:

It's just stuck in the matrix that still clings to the root. 

Silly me always going for the fanciful answer...

still a nice find though!

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7 hours ago, caldigger said:

It's just stuck in the matrix that still clings to the root. 

Hope you don't mind me saying, you have strange matrix out there. :)

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2 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Hope you don't mind me saying, you have strange matrix out there. :)

How so?  It's just hard compacted sand/ silt with a little gypsum added to the mix to really harden some areas.

I have a whale vert with several small fossils still imbedded in the hard matrix crust.  Understand, this location isn't washed by river or ocean action. The fossils are dug out of a hillside that hasn't seen water in quite a few million years.

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On the east coast I don't think you could even find a direct flight between white sand and gypsum. I've never even seen a photo of anything remotely like this.

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I think the small tooth is a 

Carcharhinus cf limbatus (VALENCIENNES, 1839)
Blacktip shark

 

I like the dual tooth pieces that can be collected at STH.

Yours is a nice one.

 

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A cleaned a bit of the matrix off the smaller tooth to reveal a bit more of it. Thanks for your comments and thoughts. Carcharhinus looks pretty good

formthis tooth. I will look closer at limbatus ynot.

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Looks good.

You may want to add a little consolidant to the matrix around the small tooth to keep it in place. I used super glue on Mine.

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16 hours ago, ynot said:

Looks good.

You may want to add a little consolidant to the matrix around the small tooth to keep it in place. I used super glue on Mine.

Good idea, I will do that!

 

cheers.

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