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Shark Tooth Find, Venice Beach, Florida


JonUte

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Hello again!

 

Yesterday’s finds we’re another learning experience but I AM learning, so here goes.

 

Wife found this today on Venice Beach in Florida.  It was deposited more-less at our feet by a wave (it’s choppy today.)

 

 I think it looks more like somebody dropped it and it’s a fake.  Any thoughts?

 

measurements in centimeters.

 

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Very nice Carcharodon hastalis!  Looks real to me, although I'm not sure if that coloration is normal for that beach.  Hopefully, someone from Florida can chime in.

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Fin Lover

 

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My favorite things about fossil hunting: getting out of my own head, getting into nature and, if I’m lucky, finding some cool souvenirs.

 

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Nope. Not a fake at all. That is a beautiful ancestral white shark tooth. For years we used to call these "mako" teeth and used the scientific name Isurus hastalis (Broad-tooth Mako) but paleontologists are now leaning toward this being in the lineage that gave us our modern Great White Shark and so we've had to retrain ourselves to use the (presently) proper term for these--the debate as to genus name is still not completely settled (Carcharodon/Cosmopolitodus). Always a delight when a nice specimen of these turns up.

 

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/florida-vertebrate-fossils/species/carcharodon-hastalis/

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmopolitodus

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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She should be tickled!  Nice coloration for a beach find.  It is hard to find them with the whole root in the Summerville, SC area, so I still haven't found one that nice in a year and a half. :thumbsu:

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My favorite things about fossil hunting: getting out of my own head, getting into nature and, if I’m lucky, finding some cool souvenirs.

 

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12 minutes ago, JonUte said:

I passed the info on to my wife (who found it) and she’s just tickled!

Sounds like we've picked up another fossil addict hunter. :P

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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1 hour ago, JonUte said:

Oh, she’s worse than me!

More important than any shark tooth find is having a better half as an interested collecting partner. :) My wife also enjoys being outdoors and the thrill of discovery while fossil hunting and that is a joy. Many guys I know have to promise to do something their wives enjoy as a trade for coming along on a fossil hunt. It's hard to beat when you can share an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating activity with your significant other. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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I am unable to view the pics. Links are broken.

Bulldozers and dirt Bulldozers and dirt
behind the trailer, my desert
Them red clay piles are heaven on earth
I get my rocks off, bulldozers and dirt

Patterson Hood; Drive-By Truckers

 

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Right @sixgill pete The pictures from the first post are no longer visible. @JonUtec an you put them back STP ? Thanks.

 

Coco

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Nice ! It would have been a shame not to see them ! :)

 

Coco

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TOOL TO MEASURE YOUR FOSSILS : here

My PDF library 1 (Recent & fossil fishes and selachians) : here
My PDF library 2 (Alive animals - without fishes and selacians) : here
Recent selachian jaws : here
Heterodontic and selachians : here
Recent Selachian Eggcases : here
Recent fish otoliths ! here

A Greg...

 

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It's a gorgeous tooth. The forum is still having a few issues from the move to the new server and recent image uploads have sometimes ended up as broken links. We're working behind the scenes to spot these and fix the broken links so that these topics make sense going forward.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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