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I have two teeth shown below. The long skinny ones I have been told are whale teeth and the other I was told is a porpoise tooth. I found images in a book showing it may be a wolf sized dog, a seal or or possible a whale shark. Anyone have any opinions? I have a few of both in a display shot in the last image. Thanks in advanced for the input!

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The long skinny ones (i.e. first photo) are physteroid sperm whale teeth - but occur both in some physeterids (Orycterocetus) as well as dwarf sperm whales (Kogiinae).

Most of the other teeth are not diagnostic past Odontoceti (toothed cetaceans). Bobby

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Thanks for the identification. These answeres are what I have believed for years until I started looking in gthe Neophytes Guide and started doubting it.

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Cool collection! The vertebrae may be fish vertebrae. The long piece laying horizontal may be a turtle neural scute. It is hard to tell from looking at one side. Is it flat on the back with like a ridge on the part shown?

These are some turtle neural scutes I've found.

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GREAT collection of teeth. I'm not sure if you know it or not, but that bottom right tooth is a cow shark symphyseal... it's a pretty rare tooth. I have over 300,000 shark teeth and only 3 of those... (disclaimer: most of the places I hunt don't have cow sharks, but still...).

The root looks broken off, but the blade is nicely preserved...

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Craig Little

Thanks for the feedback! I do know that it is a rate cow shark and only have one of them. I don't find them often but picked up 2 today. Not symphyseals. Found some great Mako's and a decent Meg.

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WOW! They are FANtastic! Definitely jealous over the cowshark symph. :wub:

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