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Trevor

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Hello everyone i was wondering what your best what if finds are. Like the things you most dearly wish were complete. My what if find is a 2in shark tooth that is worn but would have been three inches and really nice if complete. What are yours?

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Here's one of mine, a broken Carcharocles auriculatus from NJ. It's 2 7/8 inches as it is, if it were complete it would have been approximately a 4 inch tooth.

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If I found the counterpart of this:

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The eurypterid would have curled into the rock.

I must have gone back to the road cut over a dozen times during the following few weeks.

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Our first fossil site visit was Red Hill, PA - where the first tetrapods climbed out onto land 361 million years ago when this region was a floodplain/delta. After spending the morning clinging to a narrow crumbling ledge on the vertical face of the roadcut, I started to extract some large pieces from under a large overburden - out came some Devonian fish teeth, scales, bone fragments and a dorsal spine - whether these were part of a larger fish (probably Hyneria) or several fish, I never found out - because we had to leave the site. I've been wondering what else was left there - was it the rest of the fish we found, or more pieces? That's my greatest "what if" so far and I hope to get back sometime to find out, and look for other Devonian fish fossils.

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This is one of my many What If's.

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If only the head were there! :(

Oh well,... this is what keeps me looking for the perfect one!

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Here’s my Erettopterus (Pterygotus) bilobus from Lanarkshire in Scotland. Unfortunately, just the body section. Dang!

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Roger

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Here’s my Erettopterus (Pterygotus) bilobus from Lanarkshire in Scotland. Unfortunately, just the body section. Dang!

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Ouch!

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This Isotelus gigas from Gamebridge, On. is 9cm. long. It's a pity that his Cephalon swam away, but it's still a good representative with the Hypostom imprint until I find a complete one.

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