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  1. Hey all... I thought I'd put up some pics of my fossil collection - well, the sharp end of it. I have a few other fossils (fish, ammonite etc) but for now, I'll put up my fossil teeth. I started collecting fossils almost by accident a few years ago, I was in a small rock and mineral shop, in a small town 2 hours from home, this shop had a small selection of fossils too and the Otodus teeth they had in stock grabbed my attention, I bought one and my collection has been growing ever since. The Otodus obliquus teeth below were my first and second fossil purchase
  2. RickCalif

    Otodus obliquus

    From the album: Morroco Fossils

    Otodus obliquus is an ancient predecessor to the megalodon shark. Otodus obliquus lived from the Paleocene to the Eocene time period, roughly 40 to 60 million years ago. Real Otodus teeth in a mix that is à try to look like in the field matrix
  3. Ludwigia

    Megatooth Sharks

    From the album: Sketches

    The meg is from the Miocene in Wrightsville, N.Carolina. The angustidens from the Oligocene in S.Carolina. The obliquus from the Eocene in Qued Zem, Khouribga, Morocco.
  4. It's been a long while since I've had the opportunity to go hunting - indeed, trips have been far and few between. But the few I have had have been lucrative. There's been quite a bit of new material, ending up with some new finds (for me, at least.) One of these was a complete ray mouth plate. A couple Otodus jumped into my hands as well, including this perfect one, about an inch. The wildlife was out in full, including a dog that must have been born into the hobby Thanks, FA
  5. giannisergente

    Shark Tooth ID (Otodus Appendiculatus?)

    Hi everyone. This is my first post (the second one actually, after greetings:). I was wondering the correct identification for these two shark tooth. They come from Balegem (Oosterzele, Belgium), I don't have any other information about the period. I bought them on a market oline as "lamna appendiculata" (it should be a synonim for "Otodus Appendiculatus" (Agassiz, 1843) (??)). Size: 2/2.5cm. I'd appreciate a lot your opinions about that. Thanks in advance. gian.
  6. Bought this otodus. But i know there are restorations on the roots but i wonder if its fake pieces or not? The shop owners are very nice and Most of the time in expos they have the best stuff to Buy. I just wanted to know if it was a real one
  7. Taxonomic debate over extinct lamniformes remains a big thing, but I've noticed that it seems like there hasn't been any studies that use modern phylogenetic techniques (i.e. maximum parsimony) to resolve issues with extinct taxa (i.e. Carcharodon, Isurus, Macrorhizodus, Otodus). Is there a reason for this absence, or perhaps I simply have not come across one that already exists? I suppose it's possible that dental characteristics alone as character codes for a phylogenetic matrix may not be viable...
  8. While this tooth is obviously damaged, the cusplet sticks out to me. It is a decent sized tooth around 3 and 3/8" (84MM) long. Serrations are evident, although have been eroded. This tooth came from the James River, South Carolina. I cannot decide whether it looks more like auriculatus, chubutensis, augustidens, or megalodon. Carcharocles/Otodus... take your pick. I'd appreciate any input - thank you.
  9. HemiHunter

    Purse 2/25 - So-so finds

    Managed to get out last week to Purse to collect the low tide. After talking to a couple of nice game wardens at the lot, I headed down to the river. Turns out I had the place to myself. Conditions were very good and the sun came out after a week of nasty winter weather. My hopes were high! Well, being in no particular hurry, I was able to look at every square inch of beach and every slump pile. But I didn't find a lot, and nothing I found was spectacular. I did collect a few pretty teeth and some bits of bone, but nothing big. Just one of those days. I did share some teeth with a lady and he
  10. It’s around 1 cm in length
  11. Free Access pdf link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08912963.2020.1861608?needAccess=true Shimada, K., Bonnan, M. F., Becker, M. A., Griffiths, M. L. (2021). Ontogenetic growth pattern of the extinct megatooth shark Otodus megalodon—implications for its reproductive biology, development, and life expectancy. Historical Biology. Abstract: The extinct megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon (Lamniformes: Otodontidae), is known primarily from its gigantic teeth in the late Neogene marine fossil record. It is known to reach at least 14.1‒15.3 m in length, but its r
  12. Praefectus

    Otodus sokolovi

    L1: 7.6 cm L2: 6.2 cm W: 6.0 cm
  13. Merry Christmas to everybody! I am just catching up posting some cool finds from a few short trips I've made recently in Maryland--going back through time--Miocene, Eocene, Paleocene. (In the interest of time, I'm only posting the highlights, not everything I found, and not all of what my kids found.) Miocene-- After some heavy rains I snuck out early on a Friday for a quick solo trip to the Calvert Cliffs. Conditions were actually not great, as the water was still a little muddy and the waves were pretty rough due to blustery winds. After a couple of hours I was not finding much
  14. Got to Douglas Point early today and was the first on the beach. Came across a heartbreaking large Otodus root that gave me some hope, soon after I find a large whole one! After a bit more surface collecting I ended up with a few nice sand tigers (one of my largest), three whole Otodus Obliquus and the heartbreaking root, and the icing on the cake two beautiful croc teeth!
  15. I have seen several names for megalodon all with a different genus, which is correct? Edit: Another question, is cretalamna appendiculata the ancestor of otodus obliquis? Is there anything in between those if they are related? Do we know megalodon ancestry past C. appendiculata if it is directly related to O. Obliquis?
  16. Andy123

    Shark tooth id :)

    Hi guys just after an Id on this tooth, has no serrations thanks was purchased from a museum.
  17. DatFossilBoy

    Bite marks of vertebra?

    Hey guys, Saw this Moroccan Otodus vertebra that appears to have some marks across it. Not sure if it’s bite marks or scratch damage. Can anyone tell? Regards
  18. bthemoose

    Otodus obliquus?

    I found the tooth below this morning at Douglas Point (Aquia Formation, Paleocene) in Maryland. The cusp is fairly narrow, it's missing one cusplet and the other is small and/or worn down. But between the prominent lingual protuberance and what looks to me like a small bourlette, I'm getting an Otodus obliquus vibe. What do you think? I also found a tiny Cretalamna appendiculata -- just over a quarter of an inch.
  19. True size of prehistoric mega-shark finally revealed University of Bristol, September 3, 2020 A new study has revealed the size of the legendary giant shark Megalodon, including fins that are as large as an adult human. The open access paper is: Jack A. Cooper, Catalina Pimiento, Humberto G. Ferrón, Michael J. Benton. Body dimensions of the extinct giant shark Otodus megalodon: a 2D reconstruction. Scientific Reports, 2020; 10 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-71387-y Yours, Paul H.
  20. BellamyBlake

    Megalodon Evolutionary Set

    I received the final piece needed for my Megalodon evolutionary set today! The hardest tooth to obtain by far was the Carcharocles mugodzharicus, and I would like to thank @MarcoSr for his help with that search as well as the generosity with which he shared knowledge about it. I'll mention that I acknowledge the various debates around species naming and went with the ones I believed to be the best fit. I kindly request that we not get into it on this thread.
  21. FossilizedJello

    Otodus tooth or something else?

  22. PrehistoricWonders

    Purse S.P tooth

    Hi all, I was wondering if this is an otodus obliquus tooth? TIA
  23. Went on a kayak trip on the Potomac for Father's Day with one of my kids. We spent a couple of hours around some paleocene spots. I found yet another lucky otodus right off the bat (sadly, one cusp missing). Between the two of us we then picked up a bunch of smaller teeth and a fair number of ray plates. We also got 3 croc teeth, including a nice fat one I found on my very last pass. I think we also got a small coprolite in there, but not 100% on that, and a chunk of turtle shell. All-in-all, not a half bad Father's Day trip!
  24. I took my kids yesterday for a quick hike out to Douglas Point to get some exercise and check out the Potomac. I wasn't expecting much because the tide was still pretty high and the water a bit muddy. But conditions were better than expected, so we were able to look around a bit. About 10 minutes in, I spotted a really nice little otodus in a submerged gravel line just below one of the bluffs. (Very tricky to see these guys, sometimes, against the dark sand.) It's in great condition and looks like it just came out of the bluff. We poked around as the tide went out for the next hour and cam
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