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I have suggestions of really large lemon, small mako and sand tiger without cusps,  Help

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ynot

Lower "mako"

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Darktooth

I agree with Ynot.

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sixgill pete

Jack, can we get a side view of this tooth?

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caldigger
44 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

Jack, can we get a side view of this tooth?

Does it have much labial to lingual curvature?

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sixgill pete
58 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Does it have much labial to lingual curvature?

That is exactly what I was looking for. That could help give a positive I.D.

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Shellseeker
7 hours ago, sixgill pete said:

That is exactly what I was looking for. That could help give a positive I.D.

Sorry for delay. A hunting partner found this one.  I took the photos yesterday and will see him tomorrow. I'll get more photos.

The tooth seems "odd" to me for the Peace River, I also said 'lower Mako" but without conviction.

I will get side views tomorrow.  Jack

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Darktooth
8 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Looks like Carcharias.

I agree as I have not seen a mako with the blade curved like that.

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Shellseeker
15 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Looks like Carcharias.

Thanks for the ID: labial to lingual curvature is the clue

Just trying to learn from ID confusion on my part.

This is Carcharias and I expect ID to be easy -- they have pronounced sharp cusps.

It does not look to be damage that broke them off.  So maybe a recessive trait or pathological.

Comments?

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Al Dente
9 hours ago, Shellseeker said:

Thanks for the ID: labial to lingual curvature is the clue

Just trying to learn from ID confusion on my part.

This is Carcharias and I expect ID to be easy -- they have pronounced sharp cusps.

It does not look to be damage that broke them off.  So maybe a recessive trait or pathological.

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I think the side cusps have been eroded away. From the photos it looks like a lot of wear to the root. Look closely where the enamel ends and the root begins, the transition should be smooth on an unworn tooth. Your tooth shows missing root where it transitions from the enamel.

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sixgill pete

I agree with Al Dente on this.

For others wanting teeth identified, this is why good clear photos from all angles are important. People quickly said this tooth was a mako, without having all of the views. Once the view I requested was given it became very clear that the tooth is Carcharias. 

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ynot
30 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

People quickly said this tooth was a mako, without having all of the views.

:doh!::shrug:

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