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Last week I was on holiday in the Netherlands/Belgium and I found many things!

I mainly hunted at the beaches near Cadzand but I was also in the area of Antwerp. There the quality of the shark teeth is much better and you can find more and rarer ones :)

 

At the sand pit the Miocene, Pliocene sand was washed up from the extension of Churchill dock and as you can see the area is very overgrown. You can still find there many shark teeth, bones and bivalves. I mainly concentrated on finding shark teeth. The best method to find something there is to dig a bit and then sieve the material. 

 

Here is a picture of the site:

 

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The total haul:

 

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The better ones:

 

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This was one of the best finds:

 

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Its about 5 cm long and I think that its an Isurus Hastalis (please correct me if I am wrong ;) )
 

I like the colors on this one: (3.5 cm)

 

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A sweet little Galeocerdo Aduncus tooth: (1.2 cm)

 

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And last but not least this was probably my rarest find there:

 

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Small but nice :D Its an upper tooth of Somniosus microcephalus. I already have a lower tooth but thats the first upper for me! I am very happy with it :D

 

Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed my little hunting trip! Of course any ID help is welcome!

 

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Fossildude19

Great report, Sebastian!

Those are some nice finds. :)

Thanks for sharing with us.  

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Manticocerasman

Oh, you were in Belgium and you didn't lt me know :P 

you did find a lot of nice teeth :) especially the somniosus, they are realy rare.

 

 

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WhodamanHD

Nice! Love the sleeper shark!

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ynot

Nice finds!

You did good there.

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Vieira

Nice finds ^_^

 

Thanks for sharing :dinothumb:

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FossilsAnonymous

Nice teeth. I especially like the Somniosus.

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belemniten
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

Great report, Sebastian!

Those are some nice finds. :)

Thanks for sharing with us.  

Thanks Tim :dinothumb:

 

1 hour ago, Manticocerasman said:

Oh, you were in Belgium and you didn't lt me know :P 

you did find a lot of nice teeth :) especially the somniosus, they are realy rare.

 

 

Thanks Kevin :D Sorry I forgot to tell you but I was only for a very short time there ^_^

 

1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

Nice! Love the sleeper shark!

Thanks! I also like it :)

 

1 hour ago, ynot said:

Nice finds!

You did good there.

Thanks Tony! It was a great day :)

 

1 hour ago, Vieira said:

Nice finds ^_^

 

Thanks for sharing :dinothumb:

Thanks for the kind words Vieira!!
 

1 hour ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

Nice teeth. I especially like the Somniosus.

Thank you :fistbump:

 

Here is another find:

 

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A 2 cm long dolphin tooth. Always nice to find various fossils ;)

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Ludwigia

Good finds, Sebastian!

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ynot
10 hours ago, belemniten said:

Here is another find:

Love the color of that one.

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DanKurek

Nice finds! The Somniosus is awesome :)

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Natalie81

Fantastic finds! 

The Isurus hastalis is now Carcharadon hastalis. Changes all the time :hearty-laugh:

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belemniten
11 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Good finds, Sebastian!

Thanks Roger :fistbump:

 

4 hours ago, ynot said:

Love the color of that one.

Yeah its one of the nices I found until now :)
 

20 minutes ago, DanKurek said:

Nice finds! The Somniosus is awesome :)

Thank you :ighappy:

 

16 minutes ago, Natalie81 said:

Fantastic finds! 

The Isurus hastalis is now Carcharadon hastalis. Changes all the time :hearty-laugh:

Thanks @Natalie81 :) Especially for the ID help! Is Cosmopolitodus hastalis the same as Carcharadon hastalis? I am completely confused :headscratch::ninja:

 

I took some more pictures today:

 

Is this one a Cosmopolitodus xiphodon? (2.5 cm long)

 

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Another 3 cm long tooth:

 

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And a 2.7 cm long vertebra (dolphin?):

 

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17 minutes ago, belemniten said:

Thanks Roger :fistbump:

 

Yeah its one of the nices I found until now :)
 

Thank you :ighappy:

 

Thanks @Natalie81 :) Especially for the ID help! Is Cosmopolitodus hastalis the same as Carcharadon hastalis? I am completely confused :headscratch::ninja:

 

I took some more pictures today:

 

Is this one a Cosmopolitodus xiphodon? (2.5 cm long)

 

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Another 3 cm long tooth:

 

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And a 2.7 cm long vertebra (dolphin?):

 

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It makes me confused all the time, hastalis had different names untill now. For now it's Carcharadon hastalis, Isurus was the previous name. The Cosmopolitodus xiphodon is also a C hastalis. About the vertebra,the size does me doubt, but it can also be a tail vertebra. So it's possible.... Nice finds!

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10 minutes ago, Natalie81 said:

It makes me confused all the time, hastalis had different names untill now. For now it's Carcharadon hastalis, Isurus was the previous name. The Cosmopolitodus xiphodon is also a C hastalis. About the vertebra,the size does me doubt, but it can also be a tail vertebra. So it's possible.... Nice finds!

Thanks so much for the ID help!

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7 minutes ago, belemniten said:

Thanks so much for the ID help!

No problem. It's so confusing, the world of shark teeth :rofl:

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