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  1. apple3.14

    Unknown nodules

    I found a large area with a layer of nodules and broke open a couple hundred. I know what the denticles are and I think the teeth are campodus but everything else is unknown. Any id's are appreciated thanks
  2. I have not posted in a while and wanted to share an amazing fossil that i collected in December of 2017. Sharks usually do not come to ones mind when discussing Illinois fossils. Many collectors are not aware that you can find complete shark skeletons. Illinois is fortunate to be one of the few places in the world to find complete Pennsylvanian aged sharks. The vast majority of these fossils are found within siderite concretions in the Mazon Creek deposit. These rare sharks are always found as immature individuals. Illinois also has limited exposures of black shale similar
  3. I'd really like to put together a collection of shark teeth of my own finds from as many geological periods as possible. It seems that it is pretty hard to find older teeth, however, so I am hoping people here might be able to point me towards some locations where I might be able to find jurassic, triassic, permian, or even carboniferous shark teeth. Not asking for anyone's secret spot, but general areas/formations would be great to know about. Thanks in advance!
  4. Found this little blade in the Lower Glen Rose Formation. Sadly, no root, so I am not even sure it's possible to ID. What has me questioning is the odd "extra layer" of growth on the tip..... Any thoughts? For a bit of reference I am including pics of the only other shark tooth I've found in the Glen Rose. It is a Protolamna and has distinct striations on the root. So I am pretty sure it's NOT that. 1/2 inch
  5. Wanted to share my finds from a quick shark teeth hunting trip in Florida. Found a very nice Mako, definitely the coolest tooth I've found yet.
  6. Mrtoad

    Shark teeth ID

    Hello, I found these in a bowl of Otodus obliquus teeth in a jersey shore gift shop. I’m assuming they’re from Morocco. The serrations tell me they’re something different but I don’t know what. Any ideas?
  7. JeannieBee

    Help with Identification?

    Hello, all! We recently acquired a shark jaw and are very curious about what kind it might be. I am a teacher and plan to display it in my classroom. I'd like to take my students through an inquiry process to determine the type but would love to know ahead of time, so I can prepare the most fruitful guiding questions. Your expertise and guidance is greatly appreciated. It is 18" wide and as positioned, 11" from top to bottom. Thank You!
  8. Good day everyone, I am new to the site and fossil hunting - I found this tooth today and have been unable to confidently identify it. I thought it might be an extinct great white or mako? but as I said I am a beginner and would appreciate the advice of someone more versed in this area of expertise. Any help would be appreciated. (All pictures are same shark tooth - found Cape Town, South Africa) Thank you.
  9. isurus90064

    Extraordinary Common Teeth

    Hey guys, I've been off the radar for awhile .. work you know .. been working on Siggraph for those of you who are familiar with software development. Just wanted to start a new topic here .. This one is right at 3.00" - 7.62cm C. carcharias Bahia Inglesa Formation South of Caldera Provincia Copiapo III Regio de Atacama Chile
  10. Fossil_teenager

    Calvert cliffs

    Recent trip to Calvert cliffs, finally was able to get a boat out on the water after years of planning. Did pretty well, I’m hoping the haul is a little bigger next time because it’s a lot of paddling. Here’s the haul. This is a large whale vertebra I found. All the shark teeth I found at Calvert. The large mako was in a fall and I was hoping it was whole but alas, the time was broke. Oh well. Still a not bad day.
  11. David in Japan

    Shark cartilage?

    Dear TFF friends, It's been a while since I visited our fossil lovers community. I hope you're all doing well. Few months ago, I went to my favorite late cretaceous spot in Japan. Himenoura formation is a marine formation from the late Cretaceous (Santonian) where ammonites, bivalves, shark teeth, and crustaceans can be found. Last time I went there, I found the following fossil. In is quite small, and at first glance I thought it was some kind of bone fragment or small tooth's enamel negative but after observing it under microscope, I was able t
  12. Kolya

    Shark tooth ID

    Hello! Help please to identify tooth. Height - 3,5 mm. Eocene. Western Ukraine. Thanks!
  13. Hi all, I'm looking for photos or good illustrations of dentitions from a few different sharks from the Paleocene and Eocene to help improve my recognition and to learn better how their teeth varied across the jaw. These could be natural/associated sets or artificial/constructed ones. The sharks I'm looking for are: Jaekelotodus robustus Palaeohypotodus rutoti Brachycarcharias lerichei Isurolamna inflata Can anyone point me toward resources for any of these? If you know of dentitions from different species within these genera, those would be h
  14. Hello, I just found this shark tooth in my collection. Unfortunately I don't know anything about fossil shark teeth, so I wanted to ask you for help. The tooth measures about 38mm on the longest side, but I don't know where the tooth was found. At the first look, it looks like a Mako shark tooth to me, but what species? I only know the modern ones... Maybe you can help me. Thank you in advance and best regards from Germany
  15. historianmichael

    Eastover Formation Bones

    This past weekend I had the chance to collect at a number of exposures along the James River in Virginia, including at several exposures of the Late Miocene Eastover Formation (Cobham Bay Member). At one of the exposures I found these two fossils. I was hoping to get some assistance identifying what they might be. Any help is greatly appreciated. @WhodamanHD@sharkdoctor@Gizmo@HoppeHunting I am fairly confident this is a shark vertebra. The only confusing piece is the hole in the middle and the slits in that hole that run to the slits on the outside of the vertebr
  16. ThePhysicist

    Odd shark tooth

    Hi y'all. Need some help with this tooth I picked up at a local rock shop. At first I thought angustidens, but it seemed different. I'm guessing it came from the Carolinas or at least the East coast. It was associated with other megs, angustidens, and makos that I recognized as having Carolinas-type preservation, maybe Florida. The root is very flat and the crown narrow, making it look more like a mako lateral. It has virtually no bourlette, wrinkling/striations at the foot of the crown, and maybe cusplets judging by the bunching of the serrations. It's a lateral tooth, but looks
  17. Bails

    Shark Tooth ID Please

    Hey all, I just got back from a quick shark tooth hunt in Charleston, SC after a day of work and was pretty excited when I stumbled upon this tooth. It is about an inch long.Can someone help me ID it? Parotodus benedini? Alopias grandis? Something else? Happy to post additional pictures if needed. Thanks!!
  18. I have no experience with fossils but have an interest in them. Shark teeth seem like an easy place to start. Are there any small ditches or creeks to search in Wilmington NC? I am visiting here and won't be long so anywhere close by would be great.
  19. Made my second ever trip to Calvert cliffs (went to Calvert cliffs state park). The first trip last year was fun, but I didn't really find any of the big shark teeth that I couldn't find near home at Big Brook in New Jersey. This time I did much better. Stopped on the way home from a family vacation and finally got some of the things I'd been hoping for. Still no megalodon teeth, but maybe next time! Got only a small handful of shark teeth, but was lucky to get two very nice hemipristis teeth, one of which was in absolutely stunning condition. Also got so many stingray teeth I star
  20. Kolya

    Scyliorhinus tooth?

    Hello! Help, please, to ID. Is it Scyliorhinus? Height - 1 mm. Western Ukraine. Age - most probably Eocene. Thanks!
  21. Hey all, I stumbled upon this at an attractive price (but not so attractive that it screams reproduction) My concerns are mostly how the enamel meets the root of the tooth. I know the lighting is poor but unfortunately these are the only two photos. Appreciate any input!
  22. Rainaj77

    Shark Teeth, maybe not

    Even tho we've lived in Florida for over 15 years, this weekend was the first time we actually went looking for shark teeth. And then again today. I confess, once I started flipping these over and looking closely, I've answered most of my own questions. Especially in light instead of quickly fading dusk! The first pic are the 2 I'm certain are real now. In particular the grey one. Next 4 are one I'm not sure about. But if I'm wrong about any others being rocks or shells please let me know! Thanks!
  23. Hey everyone! I'm new to collecting and learning about fossils. I have a very small collection of shark teeth. I found the 2 largest ones while scuba diving at a Spring in Central Florida. The rest of the smaller teeth I found years ago on a trip to Peace River. Not a lot yet but I look forward to exploring for more and learning more!
  24. JoseR_Carrillo

    Hello from Peru

    Hi, Mi names is José. I from Piura, a city in the northwestern cost of peru. Together with my friend we find this shark teeth fossil in marine terreins of upper miocene - pliocene in Sechura basin, very similar to Pisco Basin (that may be better known to you). We need help to identify this teeth and others too ( https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1F6O3ql4zvtRnShPd0ZoOVWJ6tPbOimgr?usp=sharing ) Y1_50 3 --> Isistius triangulus ¿? Y2_328 --> Carcharocles Megalodon ¿? Y1_305 --> Carcharhinus sp ¿? Thanks and sorry for my bad inglish grammar.
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