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Angela C

Shark tooth fragment found on beach

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Angela C

I’m eager for some help identifying this shark tooth fragment I found while beach combing on Hilton Head, SC. I’ve found many, many sand tiger shark teeth here over the years, but this is by far the largest. It’s only a fragment, but the size with the huge nodule on the root is so very different from what I usually find on the beach. Is this indeed from a type of sand tiger shark? I’d love to learn more about it.

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Darktooth

Hemipristis serra lower tooth.

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Gizmo
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I agree with a pretty worn lower Hemipristis serra. Picture one shows some large, worn serrations at the lower part of the crown, which is a key trait in lower hemi teeth. And if that is not enough, the side of the tooth itself shows a large lingual proturbance, also a key trait in hemis.

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Angela C

Thank you all so much! I’ve found small snaggletooth shark teeth on this beach before, but never considered that this could be a lower. Spot on! 

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