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hello, I’m new here but I was wondering if this is a fossil I’ve found of the shore in Maui? It resembles a tooth, I’m not sure if shark or some other creature, it feels like stone and I’m not too familiar with fossils so I’m not sure if it’s just a cool shaped rock/coral






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This piece first appears to be a shark tooth from some angles,


But its way to thick and hollow for a shark tooth or any other tooth in this sice Screenshot_2024-05-25-08-25-19-442_com.android.chrome-edit.thumb.jpg.8bc6e513e2a6e94708ea90e1553a7269.jpg

For comparison, one of my shark teeth fron the same angles :Screenshot_2024-05-25-08-35-16-009_com.android.chrome-edit.thumb.jpg.f14d6f320816eeb5aa4de761ed5c7efd.jpg


See the difference ? There is also no enamel and tooth structure, and because its thick, hollow, and has the shape of one, I would say, without beeing an expert, that this is crab claw. Crab claws are usually hollow, a bit curved, and have whatever this is called in english, some species have more or less of them on their claws : Screenshot_2024-05-25-08-49-56-527_com.android.chrome-edit.thumb.jpg.b26d4fa82b67e1f4441821a67ea7e41d.jpg

Thats why I see a crab claw here.

Lets hear, what other members have to say, if I could be wrong or something like that.

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I agree with all your explanation and determination.



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Ma bibliothèque PDF 1 (Poissons et sélaciens récents & fossiles) : ici
Ma bibliothèque PDF 2 (Animaux vivants - sans poissons ni sélaciens) : ici
Mâchoires sélaciennes récentes : ici
Hétérodontiques et sélaciens : ici
Oeufs sélaciens récents : ici
Otolithes de poissons récents ! ici

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crab claw

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I agree with crab claw..

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very cool! thank you guys for your help :) 🦀

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