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Unidentified Eocene sand tiger Shark. London Clay Fm. UK


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Hello all. 
I have this one shark tooth from the London clay and I’m really stuck on its identity. I’ve already ruled out Striatolamia due to the lack of lingual folding and shape of the cusplets. The only two options I have are Hypotodus verticalis and Glueckmanotodus heinzelini, but it has features of both and also has features that both do not present.

 

It’s from the London Clay formation at Walton-on-the-Naze, UK. The age is early Eocene (Ypresian). Any help would be appreciated.

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It’s a beautiful tooth! 
 

Is that a clay of some sort you used to hold it up? I find similar issues photographing stuff. 
 

Thanks

 

Jp

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That’s an awesome tooth! I think probably of those two options Hypotodus verticalis is more similar to what you have. Hope my thoughts helps

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I did some research since my last reply and think Odontsapis Reticulatus is the closest to what you have. 

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Hypotodus verticalis is what I would call it gluelmanotodus doesn’t make it into the London clay to my knowledge 

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On 4/15/2024 at 1:59 AM, M3gal0don_M4n said:

I did some research since my last reply and think Odontsapis Reticulatus is the closest to what you have. 

I think that’s an old name

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Haha. Probably is, that is just how I found it online. 

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