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bthemoose

I've wanted to put together an artificial tooth set of Striatolamia striata from the Aquia Formation in Maryland for a while given the abundance of that species in the formation. Until recently, though, I was missing a lot of the less commonly collected tooth positions--extreme posteriors, intermediates, and first lower anteriors. After searching through several gallons of Potomac River gravels over the last couple of months, I finally filled in the gaps. I put together the tooth set below a few days ago and just finished mounting them in a riker box I received in the mail yesterday.

 

I used the Striatolamia macrota artificial tooth set on elasmo.com as my guide. I'm sure some of the teeth in my reconstruction are out of place, including some of the upper or lower teeth possibly being from the opposite jaw instead. I couldn't properly size match the intermediates and first lower anteriors, but can always swap in replacements if I find them. One of the extreme posteriors is also reversed in the display (labial side showing rather than lingual like the rest) as I'm still missing a tooth from that position.

 

Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result. This is my first artificial tooth set, and it was a fun project that taught me a lot about tooth positions!

 

Here's the full tooth set -- the largest teeth in the display are just over an inch long:

 

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Left and right sides:

 

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Quadrants:

 

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The final riker display:

 

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Al Dente

Nice.

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hokietech96

What a great idea. Amazing display!

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bthemoose
3 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Nice.

 

2 hours ago, hokietech96 said:

What a great idea. Amazing display!

 

Thank you!

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