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I found this tooth today and was very happy with it, since it's the first of its type that I've ever found at the southern German site in the Miocene Burdigalian which I visit regularly. I'm just wondering if this might be a Hexanchus sympheseal and if so, which species might it be? The tooth, which appears to be missing one barb at the one end, is 14mm. long.

 

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Darktooth

Hi Roger, it is definitely a Cowshark symphyseal, but which species, I am unsure.

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15 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

Hi Roger, it is definitely a Cowshark symphyseal, but which species, I am unsure.

Thanks. Hmmm. Now I'm starting to think that this is a Notorhynchus. I've already found some of those at the site, but come to think of it, no Hexanchus as yet. Maybe @Al Dente can help?

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Al Dente

Not sure whether it is Hexanchus or Notorhynchus but if you are only finding Notorhynchus, that is probably what it is.

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10 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

Not sure whether it is Hexanchus or Notorhynchus but if you are only finding Notorhynchus, that is probably what it is.

Thanks :)

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siteseer
44 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

Not sure whether it is Hexanchus or Notorhynchus but if you are only finding Notorhynchus, that is probably what it is.

 

I agree.  I don't think I've seen a Hexanchus tooth from the Oligocene to Early Miocene of Germany.  The water may have been rather shallow for it.

 

Jess

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Adam86cucv

I love the colors of the tooth.  Beautiful find. :dinothumb:

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8 hours ago, siteseer said:

 

I agree.  I don't think I've seen a Hexanchus tooth from the Oligocene to Early Miocene of Germany.  The water may have been rather shallow for it.

 

Jess

Thanks for the confirmation, Jess.

 

5 hours ago, Adam86cucv said:

I love the colors of the tooth.  Beautiful find. :dinothumb:

Me too. I'm pretty pleased to have found this one. I've settled on N. primigenius for the id.

 

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