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Found these articulated/associated sqaulicorax teeth today during my lunch break in the Smokey Hill Chalk. Biggest squali's I've ever found. Found them in the rubble field below a vertical chalk face. Going back to see if I can find where they eroded from. I will post updates.

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Awesome Teeth! :wub:

Thanks for posting them - hope you do find more.

Regards,

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Good luck, that is an awesome find! :)

Every once in a great while it's not just a big rock down there!

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That is Fantastic :wub:

Thanks for posting this and I hope to see more.

It's hard to remember why you drained the swamp when your surrounded by alligators.

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WOW!!!

Associated and in pristine condition. The motherlode has to be close.

Hope you find it!

If you can remember where the teeth came from I'd work my way back up the rubble to the cliff.

Heck - after that I would do a systematic grid search in the vicinity to make sure I got all the teeth.

Good luck!

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Very very nice. An awesome find. Do let us know if you find the motherload!!

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Finally got some much needed rain the other night. Have to wait for it to dry up a bit to get back to this exposure. I will update this post as I learn more.

Michael

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Finally got some much needed rain the other night. Have to wait for it to dry up a bit to get back to this exposure. I will update this post as I learn more.

Michael

Looking forward to your report.

Good luck! :fingers crossed:

Steve

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I was looking at these teeth this morning and noticed a few things a little different from most of the squalicorax falcatus that I find besides the size. the serrations seem to be more numerous and smaller. The teeth also seem to have more of a curve from the side. Any thoughts from you shark guys? The "curve" picture is blurry but you can see the amount of curve.

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  • 2 months later...

Finally made It back to the exposure where I found these articulated squalicorax teeth. The shark had pretty much weathered out. I did happen to find what I believe is part of the head with more teeth, a couple vertebrae, and I believe preserved skin. Not as great a find as I had hoped, but pretty darn pleased none the less. Pictures are pretty big so I have to add more posts

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Pretty freaking bueno, mi amigo!

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Thanks Auspex! Sharks and shark teeth are my favorite fossils to find. There is just something about finding sharks in Kansas. :D

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That is a terrific find, Stonebone! :drool:

To the left of the vert in your first picture are two skinny pieces that look like bone. Could that be an assosciation of a possible last meal?

Steve

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use magnification and look for dermal denticles..that will tell you if you have skin. Awesome find!

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Excellent!

Thanks for the update.

Regards,

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