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Did I find a partial Edestus tooth ?

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fossilsonwheels

I was given a jar of fossil shark teeth by a friend who knows I use them in education. These were collected on beaches in Florida but some of unknown origin seemed to be mixed in with the lemon, dusky, and sand tiger teeth. As I went through the teeth, one really jumped out as soon as I saw it. It did not look like the rest of teeth and it looked very similar to the Edestus tooth I have in my collection. I can not say for sure but I honestly can not think of anything else it is. In the pictures, the top tooth is my Edestus. The bottom is the partial that appears to be an edestus.

 

Anybody have an opinion on this ?

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FossilsAnonymous

Yep, very similar to partial hemis I own.

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ynot

I agree with the others about the second (partial) tooth.

I would like to see better pictures from all sides (think cube) of the first tooth.

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fossilsonwheels

Thank you all. Hemi never occurred to me as I have do not have one that is all black like this but that would fit where these came from way more than Edestus.

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ynot
5 minutes ago, fossilsonwheels said:

Thank you all. Hemi never occurred to me as I have do not have one that is all black like this but that would fit where these came from way more than Edestus.

Would still like to see better pictures of the first tooth.

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fossilsonwheels

I will post a better picture of the Edestus tooth this afternoon when I get off work.

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fossilsonwheels

My phone takes lousy pictures but here are a few pics of the E. heinrichi tooth.

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Coco

The age of the land where it was found would help, but I also think it’s Edestus.

 

Coco

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ynot
On 1/12/2019 at 10:34 AM, fossilsonwheels said:

a better picture of the Edestus tooth

Thanks.

 

I agree it is an Edestus sp., but I am not sure if the species can be established.

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fossilsonwheels

I did not find the Edestus tooth. I purchased it so I will give you the information I was given by the seller. 300-320 mya on the age and a coal mine in Coulterville Illinois on the location.

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