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Ptychodus latissimus, Kamp Ranch


Mikrogeophagus

Ptychodus latissimus, DFW

Turonian, Cretaceous

Apr, 2023

 

Ptychodus latissimus is a rare species and is better known from Early Coniacian deposits like the Atco. However, they are not unheard of from the Middle Turonian. This fragment of a tooth is extremely low crowned and possesses few very yet thick transverse ridges. It also has a unique margin. I don't think there is any other Ptychodus species that can match this design better than P. latissimus. I've got a couple more potential Kamp Ranch sites circled so fingers crossed I can find a more complete specimen in the near future.


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Eagle Ford Group

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  • Taken with Apple iPhone 11
  • Focal Length 4.3 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/3497
  • f Aperture f/1.8
  • ISO Speed 32

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