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Whale Squalmosals   Green Mill Run, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
Early baleen whale squalmosals. Found in GMR next to each other. However, they can't and aren't associated....
Edisto River Files: 3in Archaeocete Whale Tooth.   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
Edisto River Files: 3in Archaeocete Whale Tooth.
Archaeocete Molar   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
This is one of the molars from Jedi Master's mega oligocene toothed whale. I've found a few of these in the Edisto, and even though it looks like an eocene archeocete, I've been calling these archeomysticetes since so little is known about the oligocene variety. He says he thinks its still archeocete in the oligocene, though it is very likely the end of an evolutionary line....
Oligocene Archeo Mysticete Whale Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
This is one of the coolest fossils I've found in the Edisto river so far. Its an Oligocene Archeo Mysticete Whale Tooth, much larger than the squalodon whales that dominated the time period. It is my understanding that this species was a descendent of the eocene archeocete whale that went extinct in the late oligocene to early miocene....
Associated Set of 22 Fossil Sperm Whale Teeth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

This is one of those once in a life time finds. I found all twenty-two whale teeth within inches of each other. The largest tooth in the set measured out to be 4 5/16 inches. I’m still feeling the gravy mode!

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Sperm Whale Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

Nice preservation on this specimen. The enamel is usually always washed away on these teeth.  There is still some enamel visible on the tooth.

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Deformed? Sperm Whale Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

The ends on these teeth are usually hollow. This one was filled with some kind of growth. It looks almost like a tumor.

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3-1/2" Whale tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

Nice pilot whale or small sperm whale tooth.

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3 Associated Pilot Whale Teeth from Aurora   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
Wow i did not expect to find these.  I found one busted one and then i decided to look around and then i found another one.  I that i was too luck to be able to find 2.  Then as i walked around the small hill there was the 3rd.  Thank you fossil gods!...
1 3/8" Lafarge Archaeocete canine   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

I couldn't believe I was able to find this one after being there for 3 hours.  Foot prints all around it, butit was safe on its little hill.  Still not to sure what kind it is.  If you have any suggestions feel free to send me an email.

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Belgrade Squalodon/Archaeocete   Onslow County, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

It has take me a long time to find a good double rooter.  But i didnt that i would have ever found it here.  As of right now im pushing more towards Squalodon since the Belgrade formation is Oligicene-Miocene. 

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Whale teeth from Calvert Cliffs (Large)   Calvert County, Maryland, USA - Unidentified - Whale

These are two large associated whale teeth from Calvert CLiffs, MD.  No positive ID yet though.

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Lee Creek Whale Teeth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
These two teeth were inches from each other. The longest one is 2 1/2" and the other is 2".  The smaller one still has some nice enamel on it....
1 3/4 Richlands Archaeocete tooth   Onslow County, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

This tooth was broke in about 5 pieces but I was able to put it back together and now it looks fairly nice.  Im just glad to have finally found one! 

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the real first   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Unidentified - Whale
This was the first of these teeth that I found back in the summer. See linked post for more details... It is a premolar of a protocetid archaeocete whale from the Eocene Shark River Formation of NJ. Protocetids are the oldest group to include the first fully marine cetaceans as well as the first group to leave India and the ancient Tethys Sea; sort of a missing link group which bridges the gap between the oldest amphibious whales and fully aquatic modern ones. These specimens look very similar t...
a first?   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Unidentified - Whale
This is actually the 2nd of these I have found but I just recently had the first positively IDed. When I found the first one I kinda thought it had to be something different and interesting... it was too oddly shaped to be Squalodon so I thought it might be archaeocete, but I had never heard of any being found besides down south and it didn't really look like any of the archaeocetes I could find pictured on the net. Not even any from Maryland even though they have deposits of similar ages. So I ...
2" Archaeocete tooth section   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

Another archaeocete tooth from the Edisto river. I found this tooth about one minute before the complete specimen. Based upon the enamel section, this is also a large molar. DW has a similar piece from a past dive trip.

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2-5/8" Archaeocete molar   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale

What a fabulous primitive whale tooth. This tooth was exposed with a about a half of inch of sand removed, and it is obvious which side was exposed to the river at some time. The molar looks archaeocete, but with some minor differences in enamel and root strucutre.

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Fossil Sperm Whale Tooth   Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
I uncovered this tooth while kicking up some dirt with my boots.  ...
Archaeocete Tooth   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
A partial double root tooth from the Green Cap...
Whale tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
Whale tooth
8" Whale Rib with Feeding Damage   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
From the pre BRFC collection of da f0ssZ ...
Whale Ear Bone   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
This is the most complete ear bone I've ever found. The thin outer part that kindof makes these things look like conch shells that is usually gone was still intact on this fossil. You know what's amazing? This was laying right in a bulldozer track? I can't believe it survived!...
4 1/4" Whale Inner ear bone   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
Whales don't have ears on the outside, but they do have ears. This is the ear bone on the inside of their heads that help them hear ocean sounds from all the way on the other side of the earth....
5 1/2" Whale tooth   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA - Unidentified - Whale
I found this back in the glory days of the big ditch - before anyone knew about it and before they started driving the big construction machines down through the middle of it, crushing all the fossils. Yes, I found this immense tooth digging in the bank in one of the best layers I ever saw anywhere. This is a GIANT! It weighs almost half a pound and still retains the classic shape. Even though the enamel has been worn away from the cap (left side of photo), this still remains a fantastic fossil....
  

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