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CVH

I found this fossil yesterday and I am trying to identify to which shark species it belongs.  Can anyone help?

Fort Pickens, Fla .

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finderskeepers

Carcharodon carcharias (Great White Shark) and a really nice example.

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Raggedy Man

Im probably wrong, but it looks like its from a white shark, aka great white. Lets see what the real shark tooth hunters say.

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Raggedy Man

Holy moley I was right...lol. 

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CVH

Thanks so much guys for the quick responses.  Much appreciated!  

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sixgill pete

Absolutely a great white. One of the nicest examples I have seen in a while.

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Macrophyseter

Agreed with great white. An amazing example as well.

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FossilsAnonymous

I agree. Truly a well formed example of a great white

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Darktooth

Beautiful tooth! Excellent find!

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jcbshark

That's a real beaut, congrats:wub:

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Shellseeker

@CVH,

Welcome to TFF, it is a great place of friendly experts and fossil hunters  !!!  Here is one of Mine , also from Florida. I am very interested in the color change.  Was it blue when found? and changed to cream color later.. Was it found in water? How long before you noted the color change?.   Great Tooth, thanks for sharingGreatWhiteMergeTxT.thumb.jpg.578d756f984da249f37c14c311bab752.jpg

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CVH

Hi there.  Yes this is a very friendly place. I am so grateful for the outpouring of advice.

 

Found the tooth in about an inch of water in low tide along the Gulf side of Ft. Pickens.  The winds had created a nice tidal flat but it was still underwater.  It was grayish-blue, but I noticed that it had become that lovely cream color within 24-36 hours.  I don't know whether it changed color because it had dried out, or whether it was as a result of being exposed to the air. That would be interesting to know.

 

Thanks for sharing the picture of the perfect Great White tooth you found, and I hope the information on the color change is useful.  

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caldigger
21 hours ago, Raggedy Man said:

Holy moley I was right...lol. 

:yay-smiley-1:

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CVH

Since I had such good luck with my prior inquiry, does anyone know which shark shed this specimen, found in the same location about a year ago?  It's quite small... only 3/4" in length.

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gigantoraptor

Bull shark tooth (Carcharhinus sp.

Amazing colors :envy:

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CVH

Thank you so much.  I'm definitely bitten by the fossil bug... no pun intended.  Thanks again.

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Shellseeker
2 hours ago, CVH said:

Hi there.  Yes this is a very friendly place. I am so grateful for the outpouring of advice.

 

Found the tooth in about an inch of water in low tide along the Gulf side of Ft. Pickens.  The winds had created a nice tidal flat but it was still underwater.  It was grayish-blue, but I noticed that it had become that lovely cream color within 24-36 hours.  I don't know whether it changed color because it had dried out, or whether it was as a result of being exposed to the air. That would be interesting to know.

 

Thanks for sharing the picture of the perfect Great White tooth you found, and I hope the information on the color change is useful.  

On Color change, No concrete answers:  but here is an interesting thread:

On Identifying Bull Sharks,  Do you see that indentation down the left edge of top left tooth and down the right edge of top right tooth.. Always look for that and you will recognize most Bull Shark teeth.  Bull Shark and Dusky Shark have very similar looking teeth. 

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CVH

Thanks.  Appreciate the lessons. :)

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MrR

Nice Great White tooth indeed. Aside from the nice condition, the color is very nice. And the bull shark is really sweet as well. I haven't seen a lot of them shown, or inquired about, here on TFF, so I learned something else new here today. Congrat's. Having good luck and a good eye is rewarded by the fossil gods.

 

While I didn't find this GW tooth, I did get a nice deal on it through an online seller who was selling 3-4 different types of sharks' teeth, as "Mako Tooth". And, by funny coincidence, a few of them were even Makos. ;) I also snagged a nice Auriculatus, or perhaps Angustidens, from him. Yes, they were also listed as "Mako Tooth".  Not as exciting as finding the teeth at the beach, or in the ground, but it did save me the gas.  Cheers.

 

 

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