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Hankdalek

Hi! I was walking along the beach on Topsail Island in North Carolina searching for sharks teeth after a storm when I found what appears to be a tooth. The strange part is that it closely resembles human teeth. I can’t seem to find anything like it in my books or online and I am trying to figure out what species it could possibly be. It’s about 1 millimeter long, if the ruler isn’t very clear in the photo.

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Reese the Rockhound

I just got a Meg tooth from topsail beach last week.  Regarding this one, it could be a fragment of a larger tooth, possibly some sort of mammal.

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Fossildude19

Fish tooth. 

I forget the species.  

 

@Al Dente  @MarcoSr

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Hankdalek

Thanks! I was thinking it would be a mammal or something, but then I started checking around for fish with human-like teeth and it seems like it’s probably a sheepshead.

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old bones

Sheepshead?

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old bones

Ha! Just as I was posting. :)

 

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sixgill pete

Possibly sheepshead or tautog. Clearer better lit pictures would help 

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MarcoSr

Looks like a Sparidae (porgies) anterior incisor tooth i.e. Lagodon (pinfish), Archosargus (sheepshead) or Diplodus (porgy).

 

Marco Sr.

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caldigger
1 hour ago, MarcoSr said:

Looks like a Sparidae (porgies) anterior incisor tooth i.e. Lagodon (pinfish), Archosargus (sheepshead) or Diplodus (porgy).

 

Marco Sr.

I just call them delicious!

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