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2-3/8" Squaldon tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A nice size incisor...a little root damage....
Associated Squalodon Molars   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
Here are two of the best squalodon whale teeth I've ever found. the weezling found another molar that came from this same section of jaw. A super sweet find!...
Nice Squalodon Whale Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A pretty nice squalodon whale tooth from the Edisto river in South carolina. ...
Squalodon yoke tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

One of the nicer yoke teeth I have found in a while.  The Edisto erodes formations that have Squalodon and the Archeo-mystcite fauna.

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Squalodon Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
It's always a treat to find a squalodon tooth, especially a molar. The double root lobes are almost never intact, and even though these are snapped off at the tips, I would still call this a mostly complete tooth....
Fossil Squalodon Whale Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

The enamel of this little squalodon whale tooth has incredible detail. I have found a lot of whale teeth hunting in the oligocene Chandler Bridge formation in Summerville, SC, but I have never found this position before. The enamel cap is fully serrated at looks like a molar, but the tooth has only a single root. Very bizarre - looks a bit like a torch!

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2-1/4" Squalodon tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

A nice specimen from the river.

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1-1/2" Squalodon tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

My first whale tooth from the Edisto this year.

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Squalodon Whale Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

It’s amazing the root didn’t break off because it’s so thin. This is the best squalodon tooth I’ve found in a really long time!

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Squalodon Whale Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

It’s amazing the root didn’t break off because it’s so thin. This is the best squalodon tooth I’ve found in a really long time!

 

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Pair of Squalodon teeth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

A molar and incisor from an Oligocene whale.

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1-3/16" squalodon tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

A fine Oligocene whale tooth harvested from the Chandler Bridge.

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Squlodon Incisor   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A well preserved Oligocene whale tooth...
3/4 Inch Squalodon tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A nice light-colored squally tooth....
Squalodon tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
The second of the two nice whale teeth I found today while fossil diving....
Squalodon tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A really nice single rooted oligocene whale tooth....
Squalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A complete double root tooth...
Fossil Squalodon Tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
Fossil Squalodon Tooth
1/2 Inch Double root Whale tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
1/2 Inch Double root Whale tooth...
1 7/16" Squalodon Molar   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
This is the last of three squalodon molars I found in the same dive, and its by far the best of the three. I found it barely hanging onto the Chandler Bridge formation where it fossilized. The serrations are awesome to behold, and the detail in the enamel is unbelievably detailed. Even the fragile tips of the root lobes are intact, a feature rarely seen in teeth disarticulated from the skull....
1 5/16" Squalodon Molar   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
This is the second of three squalodon molars I found in one dive. I couldn't believe my luck at the point I found this one. These teeth are so rare to find, that its been almost a year since I've found a complete one. This one, unlike the first, is serrated....
1 1/2" Squalodon Molar   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
This was the first of three awesome double rooted squalodon molars I found in one dive. Before I found this one, I was getting worried that my dive would end in failure, and I would have to hang my regulator in shame on the long dive home....
1 1/16" Squalodon Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
It would be tough to find another squalodon molar this well preserved dis-articulated from the skull....
1" Squalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
1" Squalodon Tooth
1 3/16" Squalodon Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
I actually dug this tooth out with a large shovel without breaking it. What luck! Its hard to find a better preserved specimen....
6 1/2" Squalodon Jaw Section   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
From the pre BRFC collection of da f0ssZ....
3 5/8" Squalodon Incisor   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus

Here's another tooth from the set I've been lucky enough to put together from the ditch. This one came from higher in the Chandler Bridge, thus the difference in color.

Check out the whole set here

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3 1/4" Squalodon Molar   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
Check out the whole set here...
2 7/8" Squalodon Molar   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
A fantastic double rooted specimen! Check out the serrations on the enamel cap. unfortunately, the shovel hit the fragile root lobes when this tooth was extracted. You just never know when they're gonna be there! Luckily, most of the material was recovered.
Check out the whole set of teeth associated with this one here...
3" Squalodon Incisor   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
3" Squalodon Incisor
1 5/8" Squalodon incisor   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
1 5/8" Squalodon incisor
Squalodon Jaw Fragment   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
Squalodon Jaw Fragment
1" Squalodon Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
Whale teeth are scarce, and double rooters are the most rare. The ding on the root is minimal compared to the total coolness of this tooth!...
3 1/2" Squalodon Incisor   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
What a tooth! This is a magnificent specimen dug directly from the geologic layer where the previous owner of this tooth lost it 28 million years ago. It is so rare to find one in this fantastic condition. No damage to the enamel or root. If I had just found this one, my day would have been successful, but I found an associated specimen, too....
3" Squalodon Pre-Molar   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
This is almost as good as it gets when it comes to whale teeth. This is a tooth directly from the original layer where it was lost 28 million years ago, and it is in a remarkable state of preservation. If you look closely, you can see the serrations on it. Near the root end, you can see where the very ends were separated. Just one or two positions back from this in the animal's mouth, the teeth have double roots....
1" Squalodon Molar   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Squalodon atlanticus
These are among the coolest teeth - a prehistoric whale molar. I love the double root! This is from a juvenile whale....
  

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