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Shark tooth - Sphenodus longidens? Oxford Clay (Q. lamberti subzone)

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jacob

Hello, 

If you have seen my prior posts, it would appear I'm on a lucky streak...

I found the blade of this sharks tooth at the fleet, Weymouth

It is from the middle Oxford Clay (Upper callovian) - specifically the Q. Lamberti/ C. scarburgense subzone bondary

I believe it is Sphenodus longidens, though it is hard to tell without the root! Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated

Cheers, Jacob. 

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jacob

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daves64

Closer views & something like a ruler for scale instead of a coin would be helpful. 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice find.:)

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Nice one! I love Oxford Clay vertebrates :) 

-Christian

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Fossildude19

Cropped and enlarged:

 

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jacob

Daves64- I do apologise for the scale, but I don't have a ruler to hand - nor can my camera focus on such a small piece. The diameter of a British of a 1p is 20.3 mm, I hope that helps. 

Thanks for the enlarged image also fossildude19, they are very helpful! 

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AndyW

Yes sphenodus longidens 

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jacob

Thanks andy

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