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Conner8484

I found this hollow mako shark tooth on the piles in North Carolina, I was told that the tooth hadn’t fully formed when the shark lost it but I want a few more opinions on it. D4916DAC-6E4B-4582-9436-130F86CDC582.thumb.jpeg.0c188fcf2e6522c846abc308a0512588.jpegSize referenceFB6B0313-D08F-43FE-A230-43BCF4A6B98C.thumb.jpeg.a63e04f45bae18ff4f77c8069e6e2562.jpegfront

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Conner8484

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fossilnut

That is my understanding as well. The dentin fills in the blade and finally the root forms. I have only found one. They are fairly rare finds, congratulations. I am not a shark tooth expert but I have had a paleontolgist look at mine and he confirmed the above. Mine was found At Brownies Beach Miocene in Maryland.

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ynot

Shark have several files of teeth in their jaw. The teeth grow from the base of the file and replace the tooth in use at the top of the file on a regular basis.

The developing tooth will grow the enamel first and fill in the dentine and root as it progresses up the file.

The only way an undeveloped tooth would be lost is if the shark dies.

Your tooth could be a developing tooth.

 

PS You got front and back reversed.

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Conner8484
1 minute ago, ynot said:

Shark have several files of teeth in their jaw. The teeth grow from the base of the file and replace the tooth in use at the top of the file on a regular basis.

The developing tooth will grow the enamel first and fill in the dentine and root as it progresses up the file.

The only way an undeveloped tooth would be lost is if the shark dies.

Your tooth could be a developing tooth.

 

PS You got front and back reversed.

Thanks! Also I always get that mixed up, thanks for the correction 

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caldigger
1 hour ago, Conner8484 said:

Thanks! Also I always get that mixed up, thanks for the correction 

Think F/F.  Flat= Front

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abyssunder

I prefer L/L, as labial/lingual. :)

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rebu

Here is what was written on this subject few weeks back, it might help you. 

 

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