Jump to content

Do you find feeding-damaged teeth interesting?


Recommended Posts

For whatever reason, I find these as interesting as a pristine specimen. Perhaps because the tooth was actually used, like stamp collectors like cancellation marks?

 

How about you? Do you have any interesting photos of feeding damaged teeth (of any species) to share?

Feeding Damage.jpg

  • I found this Informative 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
fossilsonwheels

Our collection has more damaged teeth than pristine teeth lol For us is it is economical to buy less than perfect teeth. I like having a mix and teeth with feeding wear are especially important to us as we can use them to show kids evidence of how sharks feed. My personal favorite is a Ginsu I have with some cool wear but I am not digging it out of the display. Some other favorites

 

From left to right

Alopias grandis with lots of wear on the tip, a 2.5” Angustidens, a 2.5” GW with wear on one side. 

764D4FAD-BA99-41DB-B72F-9F4D499C32D1.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just curious. How do you tell feeding damage from just broken teeth?

Link to post
Share on other sites

The enamel has a peeled or chipped appearance and the rest of the tooth is generally intact. Teeth that break after fossilization don't have the same appearance. I'm far from an expert, just my observations over the years.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...