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Copper Shark from Stratford?

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This tooth was found at my trip to Stratford Hall in Montross, VA on December 2nd. I found it laying out in the open among some pebbles. It’s in great condition, but I had some trouble identifying it as it looks quite different from most of the teeth I have found. The roots look as if someone peelled open a banana, and the crown extends very high up the root. There seem to be some very worn serrations on the tooth as well. After some research, I believe it to most likely be from Carcharhinus brachyurus, or Copper/Bronze Whaler shark, although I’m still not sure. I’d really appreciate some input from more experienced collectors who have a better eye. Thanks, and Hoppe fossil hunting!

 

 

 

 

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Ludwigia

I think that you could very well be correct, but I'm also no expert.

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SailingAlongToo

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SailingAlongToo

@MarcoSr

 

That website is awesome!

@Daleksec and @RCW3D check out the website.

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sixgill pete

I agree with Marco completely on this. Perfect Carcharhinus teeth with sharp serrations are often hard to I.D. to exact species. One that is well worn such as your tooth are impossible to ID. Carcharhinus sp. is the best you can get with this tooth as he said. 

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