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SerratedTeeth

Had a quick walk down the beach the other day and it was actually pretty successful! Not many finds but they were all pretty sizeable! The largest one was half buried underneath the Johnny Mercer pier. It looked whole, and man I wish it was! Any ID ideas for the cusped tooth corner?

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The tooth with the cusp might be an Otodus angustidens or Otodus chubutensis (ancestors to Otodus megalodon) 

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Max-fossils
11 hours ago, PaleoNoel said:

The tooth with the cusp might be an Otodus angustidens or Otodus chubutensis (ancestors to Otodus megalodon) 

Agreed, or maybe even Otodus auriculatus (an earlier ancestor). Depends on the age of the tooth. 

@SerratedTeeth do you know how old your fossils are?

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice finds! :)

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SerratedTeeth
On 4/23/2019 at 6:43 AM, Max-fossils said:

Agreed, or maybe even Otodus auriculatus (an earlier ancestor). Depends on the age of the tooth. 

@SerratedTeeth do you know how old your fossils are?

I couldn’t say accurately how old they may be only because I’ve found such a diverse set of fossils there. There’s a little bit of everything to be found, and they consistently dredge and replenish the beach so there’s honestly no telling

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SerratedTeeth
On 4/22/2019 at 6:49 PM, PaleoNoel said:

The tooth with the cusp might be an Otodus angustidens or Otodus chubutensis (ancestors to Otodus megalodon) 

That’s what I was thinking but given it’s just a small corner of the tooth I wanted some outside opinion as well. Thanks!

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