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Today's Massive Desori Mako!

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Hello Everyone!

It's been a minute since I've had the pleasure of finding any fossils worth posting here, but I was lucky enough today to squeeze in a couple hours of hunting. I noticed several sets of footprints around my usual hunting site - others had picked through the material recently. Undeterred, I made my way along the river visually scouring every square inch of exposed grey-brown Oligocene formation and gravel. Im glad I stuck with it because I was rewarded with several nice (albeit small) teeth from the extinct mega-tooth white shark, Carcharocles angustidens as well as a slew of smaller teeth. Then, just as I was ready to start hiking back to the car, I noticed the root of a VERY large mako tooth sticking out of the ground. When I pulled it up I was reminded of the sword in the stone..it just kept going and going.

At a little over 2.8" it's one of the largest Isurus desori teeth I've ever personally seen. It's in great condition with exceptional color to boot. 

Thanks for taking a look and as always...

Happy hunting!

SOSC

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belemniten

Lovely finds :wub: I like the serrations on the great white shark teeth !!

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1 minute ago, belemniten said:

Lovely finds :wub: I like the serrations on the great white shark teeth !!

Thank you kindly, Belemniten! Though I would like to point out that C. angustidens was not directly related to the modern great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias. My wording "extinct giant white shark" was, perhaps, a little misleading. 

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Fruitbat

That I. desori tooth IS quite spectacular...and the rest of the shark bits are pretty nice too!  Congratulations!

 

 

Joe

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jcbshark

Wow, excellent finds:envy: congrats!

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ynot

Nice find(s)!!

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Ludwigia

Really nice finds!

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Jakuzi

Wow! Killer finds!

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Nimravis

Great finds, Congrats.

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mrieder79

Really, really big mako! Great find!

 

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Macrophyseter

That is a MASSIVE mako! Great find! :meg:

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Sharks of SC

Thanks everyone! I feel very fortunate to have unearthed such an excellent example of this awesome species. It will take a center spot in my mako display without a doubt.

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Gizmo

Great Teeth! :)

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SailingAlongToo

Someone is getting their Christmas presents early.......... :wub:

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Troodon

Very nice finds deeply jealous :D

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Carl O'Cles

haven't posted on here is years, was forwarded a link to this post and this tooth is just way to nice not to say anything.  CONGRATZ on a killer, that's a huge TRUE mako

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Cam28

Wow now that's a mako. Largest desori I've seen on the net was barely larger, under 3".  Nice shark verts too

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sixgill pete

Beautiful I. desori. That's about as big as they get. Great find.

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Shamalama

Lovely Mako tooth. :wub:

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bmitchell887

Very nice!! Great change of colors on the base!

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fossilized6s

Wonderful finds! Congratulations. 

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fossilnoggin

congrats that is gorgeous!

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sharko69

Those are amazing makos.

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Ropterus

Wow! Beautiful tooth! Thanks for sharing!

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siteseer

Great tooth.  The larger I. desori (or early I. oxyrinchus) I've seen seem to come mostly from the Oligocene with most of those from the Chandler Bridge Formation.  I think I've seen a big one from the Late Eocene of Kazakhstan and one from the Early Miocene of California - none larger than that one.  Killer find.

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