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key0903

I've recently moved to coastal South Carolina in the Charleston area.  I've also recently discovered the fun of hunting for shark teeth.  On my last shark tooth hunting expedition I came across this interesting piece as I was searching a local beach.  I think it may be a stingray mouth plate and would like someone to confirm my suspicion.  Maybe it isn't even a fossil.... it is in spectacular condition and that makes me wonder/doubt it is.  Any help is appreciated.  

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Fossildude19

It is one file of a stingray mouthplate. 

Others will likely know what genus or species. 

 

 

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abyssunder

Welcome to the Forum!
It looks like wat you said.
Maybe it's close to a  Myliobatidae, like one of the Aetobatus species. :)

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Dinoguy89

I'm leaning more towards eagle ray tooth plate, (Aetobatus arcuatus)

 

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Bronzviking

I Agree with eagle ray tooth plate. Here's a modern one for comparison.

 

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Mark Kmiecik

Nice find. Got my attention.

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Peace river rat

To me, it looks fossilized and in spectacular condition. From a peace river hunter, I have only found two pieces, fused several times. Single pieces are common, hundreds of times a day.

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hemipristis

Very nice that you were able to find a complete row.  Not exactly common.

 

pS yup, Aeobatus sp.

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Coco

Hi,

 

6 hours ago, Dinoguy89 said:

I'm leaning more towards eagle ray tooth plate, (Aetobatus arcuatus)

 

OK with Aetobatus arcuatus if it is Miocene.

 

Coco

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key0903

Thanks everyone for your input!  This fossil stuff is addicting!  :)

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Bronzviking

Yes this is nicely preserved fossil, Congrats on a nice find! @key0903

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13 hours ago, key0903 said:

This fossil stuff is addicting!  :)

Yup. You picked that up quickly. :P

 

Welcome to the forum. Lots of great info here and a great group of folks who enjoy discussing their addiction. ;)

 

Here's a great reference if you wish to learn more about the item you found:

 

http://www.southernfriedscience.com/5-things-to-know-about-spotted-eagle-ray-tooth-plates-augusts-3d-printed-reward/

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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