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Fossil ID (Shark Tooth)

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hokietech96

I went to Big Brook in NJ last week found this tooth and I have no idea what kind it is; maybe a goblin.  Sorry for my fingers.  Couldn't get the picture to focus on paper.  Thank you in advance for any feedback.

 

Mark

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hemipristis

Scapanorhynchus is as good a guess as any, but in truth the tooth is rather worn.

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caldigger

Fingers didn't help much with the focus either! :default_rofl:

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hokietech96

Thanks for the feed back!  The focus on the paper was worse.  I thought it was a Goblin tooth but from what I have been reading they are very similar to Scapanorhynchus.

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The Jersey Devil

Yep, Scapanorhynchus anterior crown.

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hokietech96

Thanks.  Can someone explain the long names instead of just calling it a goblin shark.  So sorry.  Such a newbie.  Just want to learn the right way to identify shark teeth.

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Searcher78

I have a lot of shark teeth bunched together because I can't tell the difference between (Anomotodon novus/Goblin Shark) and (Carcharias hopei/Sand Tiger Shark).

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