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PaleoNoel

Hey everyone, I found this tooth in the spoil piles at the Aurora fossil museum in NC a few years ago. It's been sitting on my desk for a while and I haven't gotten around to getting it ID'd on the forum, but there's no time like the present. I have no idea what it could be from, maybe a pathological Carcharhinus or Physogaleus? The root is about 2.5 cm wide and the overall length (measured by the blade angle) is about 2 cm.

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gigantoraptor

Galeocerdo sp.? It's a tiger shark I think.

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PaleoNoel
17 minutes ago, gigantoraptor said:

Galeocerdo sp.? It's a tiger shark I think.

That's what I grouped it with initially when organizing the teeth I found. It could be, but it doesn't have the same recurved shape as the tiger sharks that I have seen.

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ynot
3 hours ago, PaleoNoel said:

but it doesn't have the same recurved shape as the tiger sharks that I have seen.

Positional difference in the jaw. Probably an anterior tooth.

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Al Dente

It is Galeocerdo cuvier from the Yorktown Formation.

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