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WhodamanHD

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I’ve been searching through some micro recently and I found this little (about 1 cm) tooth. If someone were to show it to me I’d say it could be a lemon or maybe a carcharhinus lower. Of course if that’s what it were I wouldn’t be posting it here. The catch: this is from the Late Paleocene Aquia Formation. Am I just missing something incredibly obvious or what? I’ve never heard of a Paleocene carcharhinus or negaprion. Any thoughts?

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10 hours ago, Gizmo said:

Ask Marco Sr., he'll know if it's a possibility in the formation. Sometimes teeth from different locations get dropped and cause confusion when found, it does look like a lemon shark though.

 

 

http://phatfossils.com/Aquia Formation Paleocene of Maryland and Virginia.php

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I guess it could be a goblin, seems strange though. Here’s some pictures in the sun (if the forum will allow me to post them, been some glitches recently). I’ll definitely wait for Marco Sr.  The preservation is about right for the Aquia though I guess I’ve seen similar at the cliffs. This is from Douglas point by the way in case I haven’t said it.

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Sorry about poor quality photography

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16 hours ago, Gizmo said:

 Sometimes teeth from different locations get dropped and cause confusion when found

 

Looks like a Miocene contaminant to me dropped by someone (no natural way to get there) at the site.  The specimen doesn't match any Palaeocene or even any Eocene shark teeth from MD/VA that I'm familiar with.

 

Marco Sr.

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On 1/27/2018 at 4:21 PM, MarcoSr said:

 

Looks like a Miocene contaminant to me dropped by someone (no natural way to get there) at the site.  The specimen doesn't match any Palaeocene or even any Eocene shark teeth from MD/VA that I'm familiar with.

 

Marco Sr.

 

I have to agree ... mostly. However there is something about the last set of photos that @WhodamanHD posted that remind me of an extremely worn Squatina.

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5 hours ago, sixgill pete said:

 

I have to agree ... mostly. However there is something about the last set of photos that @WhodamanHD posted that remind me of an extremely worn Squatina.

I’m pretty sure it’s not an angel shark tooth, it’s root it pretty horizontal and doesn’t go back (if you know what I mean). Also doesn't have that ridge in the back they usually have.

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