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Lee Creek & Calvert Cliffs Id Help Please.


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I have been working at ID'ing various shark teeth lately (the material was so kindly sent to my daughter and I from member cowshark). My daughters birthday is tomorrow and she is having a shark birthday party on Sunday! Putting some 5 by 6" rikers together to give out to the kids and would like to include a list of IDs on the back. Fairly confident about shark verts but could use some help on these verts and other ID's... I'd appreciate it and thanks for looking.

1. Lee Creek vert (probably shark just wasn't positive...)

Front

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Back

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2. Calvert Cliff vert

Front

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Back

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Side

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3. Lee Creek vert

Front

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Back

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4. Guessing worn dolphin tooth? (Calvert)

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5. Another worn dolphin tooth maybe? (Calvert)

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6. ? (Calvert)

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7. And cowshark teeth! Found 2 others I know are cowshark with this Lee Creek material, but wanted to get thoughts on these other 2 before I ID... I have been fooled by broken teeth before?! lol :)

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Thanks again everyone. :)

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#6 looks like Ecphora gardnerae

Oh it certainly does look exactly like that!!! I have 2 pieces and just couldn't wrap my head around what it was. Thanks very much!!!! :D

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Can anyone at least give their opinion as to whether they think the verts are shark or not? It would be helpful as I have quite a few rikers I need to put together and label, including 2 I want to take to my daughters school for her class birthday tomorrow. I am planning on giving those to her teacher as they go into fossils with the older class and I want to put a variety of things in there for her. Any help appreciated as verts and teeth and such are fairly new to me... Thanks!

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Yes the 1st and 3rd pic are shark verts. And your 4th pic is a dolphin tooth. Im just not sure about 2, and i can't confirm that 5 is porpois.

Awesome finds Lissa!

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Yes the 1st and 3rd pic are shark verts. And your 4th pic is a dolphin tooth. Im just not sure about 2, and i can't confirm that 5 is porpois.

Awesome finds Lissa!

Thanks for the ID help! I doubted #1 as shark because I haven't seen one narrow down to that large of a circle in the middle. The 3rd is worn which is probably what distorted the shape I guess?! And 2 just doesn't look similar to shark at all to me. I know it's worn also though... Apparently i can only recognize the obvious! lol Thanks again I appreciate it! :) Edited by lissa318
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Lisa

#1 is a piece of a shark vertebral centrum and wouldn't have that large hole if it wasn't damaged. It looks like #2 is in a concretion. It looks porous inside and flaky which wouldn't be shark but fish. Remember that shark vertebral centra are cartilage and have a smooth texture versus a porous, flaky texture for a bony fish vertebra.

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I agree 1 and 3 are worn shark verts. 2 I agree with Marco as fish vert in concretion. #4 is dolphin tooth, and 5 is just to worn to even attempt to Id. 7 are worn broken cowshark

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Lisa

#1 is a piece of a shark vertebral centrum and wouldn't have that large hole if it wasn't damaged. It looks like #2 is in a concretion. It looks porous inside and flaky which wouldn't be shark but fish. Remember that shark vertebral centra are cartilage and have a smooth texture versus a porous, flaky texture for a bony fish vertebra.

Marco Sr.

I agree 1 and 3 are worn shark verts. 2 I agree with Marco as fish vert in concretion. #4 is dolphin tooth, and 5 is just to worn to even attempt to Id. 7 are worn broken cowshark

Thank you MarcoSr and Pete! Appreciate it. The porous texture on the fish verts I have submitted to memory for future reference Marco! Haven't handled enough verts to notice the difference... I see what you mean. Here are the 2 I made today that I think I'll give to her teacher tomorrow.

This one is all Calvert Cliffs. I love the idea of kids learning from them so included some of my favorite things. :)

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Also thinking this one which the teeth are pretty worn but size wise not bad and should impress the average kid?! lol :)

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I think her teacher will be thrilled. :)

Planning on putting a carboniferous plant one together for her class when I have time. Sorry, excited! lol

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Very cool! Inspiration to a kid can come from the smallest of things, and may stick with them for a lifetime! I love it! I give my fossils to children also.

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"Riker Fever" is untreatable, but who wants to be cured anyway?

Very cool! Inspiration to a kid can come from the smallest of things, and may stick with them for a lifetime! I love it! I give my fossils to children also.

Auspex, these are just 2 of the 7 I did today... lol ;) I think the first I pictured here has the best variety to be used in her school. I definitely caught the bug! :P

Fossilized6s, Noelle's only 4 and LOVES fossils! We have lots of fun going through them and all she wanted was a shark birthday party. Cowshark sent us lots of cool stuff to go through and hope by passing some on we spread the fossil love. lol I hope it sticks with at least one of them for a lifetime. :)

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