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7/8'" Palaeohypotodus rutoti   Potomac River, Maryland, USA - Palaeohypotodus rutoti

One of the rarer species of Sand Tiger found in the Aquia Formation, this is the best specimen of this species that I have so far.  The Potomac river is extremely rough on teeth, and most teeth are worn to the point of making ID difficult if not impossible. 

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1 3/16" P. rutoti Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Palaeohypotodus rutoti
This tooth came to rest behind a partially buried log in 2 feet of water. I knew the tooth was not the usual Carcharias tooth when I found it, but I also thought the enamel was damaged - I didn’t pay it much attention. After returning home, I realized that what I assumed was a notch of broken enamel at the base of the blade, was actually the normal shape of the tooth, formed by a single serration-like bump. The tooth turned out to be a Palaeohypotodus rutoti and in near perfect condition! Not ...
1 3/16" P. rutoti Tooth   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA - Palaeohypotodus rutoti
This tooth came to rest behind a partially buried log in 2 feet of water. I knew the tooth was not the usual Carcharias tooth when I found it, but I also thought the enamel was damaged - I didn’t pay it much attention. After returning home, I realized that what I assumed was a notch of broken enamel at the base of the blade, was actually the normal shape of the tooth, formed by a single serration-like bump. The tooth turned out to be a Palaeohypotodus rutoti and in near perfect condition! Not ...
  

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