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Mystery tooth and some Meg? fragments

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FNG

Hey everyone. This is my first post. I found my first real heart-stopper shark tooth (only 2 inches but beautiful) last week and have had some trouble identifying it. I have seen several that looked almost identical except for the fact that mine has no serrations and it doesn't seem like it ever did. The other teeth in question are just fragments. I think that they are Megs. One of them, however, looks like it had a deep 'U-shaped' root.IMG_20180423_095048.thumb.jpg.731bbd5c8e48e168878ff73954a4db1b.jpgIMG_20180423_095123.thumb.jpg.ef76e0f12615024f15905c0f6b492208.jpg

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FNG

Here are the other pics. Thanks for your time.

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

Your mystery tooth looks like a lower Carcharodon hastalis tooth.

Can not tell about the others because of the dark image.

 

Regards,

Tony

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FNG

Thanks Tony. Is it normal for it not to be serrated? I will try to get better light for the frags tomorrow.

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ynot

C. hastalis is an unserrated predecessor to today's great white shark.

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WhodamanHD

Welcome to the forum:D

Of course Ynot hit the nail on the head. You do have at least one meg in the other picture.

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ynot

By the way, nice colors on that tooth!

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FNG

Thanks WhodamanHD. Upper left? What do you think about the big one on the lower right? That U-root has me intrigued. I didn't even realize until a few days later that it was a fragment. It was hot.

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FNG

Thanks Tony. I know. I thought it was an oak leaf. I must have picked up at least a hundred oak leaves. I didn't know that they could be so many different colors....or didn't notice. I saw it and said "here we go again...this is an oak leaf." When I felt that it was solid, my heart stopped. When I took in the mahogany and grey blend...I was absolutely stunned at how beautiful it was. I just stared at it for a good five minutes before securing it.

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Jazfossilator

Beautiful tooth! And from what i can see atleast the two bottom right are probably meg fragments, perhaps top left as well. :Dthough they very well all could be 

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WhodamanHD
8 hours ago, FNG said:

Thanks WhodamanHD. Upper left? What do you think about the big one on the lower right? That U-root has me intrigued. I didn't even realize until a few days later that it was a fragment. It was hot.

Been in that camp, my motto is: “pick up first, ID later”

 

yes upper left is definitely a Fragalodon, and the lower right is most likely. Has the right shape and it looks to have a bourlette?

Enhanced and brightened:

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FNG

Thanks guys. I am usually the same way. I have a backlog of stuff that I've yet to ID. If it looks intriguing or looks like it has enamel....it goes in the bag. 

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