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  1. 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
  2. Bails

    Shark Tooth ID Request

    Hey all, I found these three teeth on a shark tooth hunt last week and a shark tooth hunt today in Charleston, SC. Just wanted to make sure I have the ID correct on them. Is the first tooth Galeocerdo mayumbensis or is it Galeocerdo cuvier? Is the second tooth Alopias grandis? Is the third tooth Alopias grandis? Thanks in advance for the help.
  3. OK, these shouldnt be too hard. I have hunches, but not really strong on these types. First is from Belgrade mine, NC. Thinking alopias... These three are from Lee Creek. Not at all sure... Fairly certain these guys are alopias...
  4. Familyroadtrip

    Alopias Palatasi?

    Hey, I saw this tooth and I’m considering asking if they’ll trade it to me... first I want to know, is it a palatasi, if it is I’ll ask, but before I ask I want to know. It was found in SC and looks to be about an inch. TIA! @digit @Harry Pristis @MarcoSr
  5. Hey all, I just found a great Alopias grandis tooth today In Charleston, SC that I thought I would share. I have found a couple partial ones, but never a full one with the root.
  6. Ludwigia

    Alopias exigua (Probst 1879)

    From the album: Pisces

    15mm. Lateral Burdigalian OMM Miocene Found near Billafingen, Germany
  7. Chase_E

    Alopias grandis

    From the album: Misc. Cenozoic Specimens

    Alopias grandis.
  8. WhodamanHD

    My Giant Alopiid Collection

    Hello Everyone, I’m rather fond of Giant Alopiids, and I have taken to collecting them. I find it strange that such a wonderful, yet mysterious creature remains relatively unknown and scantly studied. I may have space in my high school schedule for an independent study senior year, and I’ve considered using it to make a poster or paper on their morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny and such for The Rostrum or something. However, I’ve heard tell that there is already a comprehensive paper on giant alopiids in the works. We’ll see if there will be anything left for me to discuss. Anyw
  9. HoppeHunting

    Thrilling Threshers!

    The genus Alopias, commonly known as the Thresher Shark, has been around for millions of years. These sharks use their abnormally long, whip-like caudal fin to stun their prey. This fin can grow to become more than half the length of shark's entire body. It is a strange and fascinating creature, and has been one of my favorite sharks ever since I was a little boy. Today, we fossil hunters can find the fossilized teeth of Thresher Sharks. They are typically rather small, and relatively uncommon. They look really cool in my opinion, and they're among my favorite types of shark teeth that are on
  10. britishcanuk

    SC thresher tooth ID

    Hi, i have this thresher tooth that was found in the same area as some typical A. grandis teeth from South Carolina. I’m leaning towards grandis for this one based on size, bit it has a symmetrical shape that none of my other grandis teeth have. I am not familiar with grandis anterior teeth, perhaps it that? Thoughts and opinions appreciated. cheers!
  11. This was apparently published in September 2018, but it slipped past me and I’m posting it here in case it slipped past my fellow thresher lovers. The allusive serrated giant thresher has been named Alopias palatasi. Of course if you like Trigonotodus better, it is Trigonotodus palatasi. Now when I add one to my collection in the far far future, I can finally put a good label to it! Here is the description: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327871783_Kent_Ward_2018_Alopias_palatasi
  12. Brett Breakin' Rocks

    Alopias sp. 01

    From the album: Sharks and their prey ....

    Alopias sp. (Thresher) Summerville, South Carolina

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  13. Found this beauty last weekend and wanted to share it with you guys ^^ posterior Alopias Grandis (Antwerp, Belgium)
  14. Brett Breakin' Rocks

    The Fall Creek Crawl

    Hello everyone, since school has let go I've had an opportunity to get back in the water and do some quiet and relaxing hunting. The leaves are falling in the bucket fulls so that does tend to clog things up a bit at this time of year, but the weather has been warmer than usual and the spouse gods have been in my favor. I've had a time documenting some of the more interesting finds. I usually give the haul a good single flatbed scan to archive everything by date and then concentrate on anything interesting. Some color about, which means they haven't been sitting on the creek-b
  15. Brett Breakin' Rocks

    Summerville, South Carolina - 03/17/17

    Hello folks, Long time no see .... Wanted to share a few finds from the creek-bed. My first two toothed whale teeth popped up in a recent trip, worn but fun. There were a few angustidens as well, and an alopias sp. that was larger and a bit broader than I had seen before. The best part honestly was almost lost ... it's those moments when you pause as you are tossing chunks of larger rock back into the water. Not one, but two little teeth still locked in their matrix came up in my sifter. Cheers, Brett
  16. Brett Breakin' Rocks

    Summerville, South Carolina - Mako sp ?

    Hi There, I'm curious about this small tooth that popped up in my sifter from a creek bed in Summerville, SC. I've looked at references for Mako shark species (elasmo) to try and figure it out (retroflexus ?). It isn't the usual shape I'm used to, the root is not as robust as I'm accustomed to and the tooth in proportion to the root feels too squat. Does it just have an odd pathology or abnomality ? Or is just not an Isurus sp. at all. Thanks, Brett
  17. ted coulianos

    Calvert Fm Id's

    1. Thought this was an oddly curved posterior Meg, but maybe Thresher Alopias?? Calvert Fm, Westmoreland St.Pk, Virginia. 2. Posterior Meg or Thresher?? Calvert Fm, Chesapeak Beach, MD; more worn than #1 above, but very similar. 3. Notorhinchus (Notidanus) upper or Echinorhincus blakei?? Calvert Fm, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland Any help making a positive id would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  18. I have been trying to find out some info about the tooth I have. As far as I can tell it's an alopias grandis, and much bigger than others I have seen online. I'm mainly trying to find out what it may be worth and/or where I could sell it.
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