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This is a squalodon, right?

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WhodamanHD

I put a low bid on this not thinking I would win? Then I did so I want to make sure this is what I think it is. It was labeled as squalodon, is this true? Should be here soon, until then here are the sellers photos, it’s from lee creek mine, Aurora, NC. Remember a fossil hunting friend of mine looked for one for many decades till he finally found one last year and was ecstatic. So o thought they were rare, but with the price I payed I’m starting to doubt that.

 

I’m going to save y’all the trouble of calling @Boesse to the thread and do it myself.

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Rockwood

I think you were wise to bid low.

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sixgill pete

Looks like a broken squalodon incisor to me. Not rare at all. Hope you didn't pay much more than shipping.

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fifbrindacier

Well, it's a pity it lacks a part of it, but to me, although i'm not at all expert, it does looks like the ones you can see here.

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WhodamanHD
4 hours ago, Rockwood said:

I think you were wise to bid low.

Unintentionally wise then. You live and you learn...

2 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

Looks like a broken squalodon incisor to me. Not rare at all. Hope you didn't pay much more than shipping.

Well then, Jim must’ve been talking about something else. I’m not too upset, a fossils a fossil. I got it for pretty cheap (although maybe more than I should have), saves me the trouble of having to find one

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abyssunder
11 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

... it’s from lee creek mine, Aurora, NC.

 

Do you know the formation name?

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WhodamanHD
1 minute ago, abyssunder said:

Do you know the formation name?

Didn’t say but I believe lee creek is pungo river formation, Miocene.

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abyssunder

There were species like Squalodon calvertensisSqualodon, cf. S. whitmorei and other not named species.

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Troodon

Lee Creek mine has multiple exposures Yorktown (pliocene) and Pungo (miocene) are the two key ones.  You can also find Pleistocene material from James City

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Tidgy's Dad

I would have bought it, too, for a reasonable price. I don't have one, would like one and think this is rather nice. 

Good purchase, in my opinion. :)

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