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Large Shark's Tooth found in Sarasota, FL need ID


bblack4jc

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This is the first of 2 posts for 2 large shark's teeth. This one was found by myself on a shell driveway in Sarasota, Florida. Really. The dimensions are: 1 ¾ inch (4.445 cm) wide, 2 ½ inch (6.35 cm) long, height is ¾ inches (1.905 cm), tip curves up approx. ¼ inches (.635 cm), the width (from top to bottom) of the inside triangle shape is 5/16 inch (0.79375 cm). Here are some pictures as best as I can take them.

Can you help me ID this tooth?

 

 

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Mega_Back sm.jpg

 

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Mega_Right Side sm.jpg

 

Mega_Tip sm.jpg

 

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Looks like a Megalodon , sorry we do not do appraisal per forum rules

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+1 for megalodon.

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Can we get a closer picture of the wierd bit near the root, I wonder whether it’s an interesting pathology or simply wear.

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Can you tell me which picture you are referring to when you say, "wierd bit near the root"? And describe it better. I may already have another picture, I just did not post them all.

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I also agree with it being nothing less than the legendary Carcharocles megalodon*. 

 

 

*Disputed genera, another contending genus is Otodus.

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8 hours ago, bblack4jc said:

Can you tell me which picture you are referring to when you say, "wierd bit near the root"? And describe it better. I may already have another picture, I just did not post them all.

 

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