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Ok so this is a listing and I am trying to figure out what it is and why it would have the asking price it does. I know we do not discuss pricing so info about the item and its rarity would be helpful.

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Ok so this is a listing and I am trying to figure out what it is and why it would have the asking price it does. I know we do not discuss pricing so info about the item and its rarity would be helpful.

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Where is it listed? What is it listed as?

It appears to be some sort of symphyseal tooth. Which are fairly rare.

Maybe pathological as well? So it could be extremely rare.

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Fossil Type: Shark Tooth or Teeth Fossil Formation: NC Type: Fossil Item Type: Fossil Shark tooth Origin: North Carolina Fossil%252BFormation: USA EAST COAST Quality: NICE Form%252C%2BShape: Nice, Rare My Theory...: Before the Ark! Collection Site: North carolina Location: East Coast 4500.00

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It looks photoshopped. I've never scene such a tooth.

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Looks like a lower symphyseal from a Galeocerdo sp. Do you know where it is from?

EDIT: Two topics merged

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Before the ark? Maybe it's Noah's tooth. :P

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I cropped, turned, and edited the pic.

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It's a cool tooth, but not THAT much worth of cool - least to me.

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Yes, that's what it looks like - tough to be certain given its incompleteness. It's either pathologic as well or it's an example of filesplitting - a tooth file about to be added as the shark grows and the jaw widens. The teeth are double-tipped until the new file is established with normal teeth in both files (see elasmo.com under "Topics" and then under "Pathologic teeth")..

Since the tooth is incomplete, the average collector would not be very interested in it and has little-to-no scientific value as well even if the locality information was exact, It would be fun to find it but it might be tough to find someone who would trade a candy bar for it.

Jess

Looks like a lower symphyseal from a Galeocerdo sp. Do you know where it is from?

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It is an interesting looking tooth. I'd give you an Almond Joy bar for it because... Ha. Thanks for posting.

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