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9/16" Sawfish Rostral Tooth

This is what started it all. I took my daughter (she was 5 yrs old) to Big Brook a year and a half ago for what was to be the first ever fossil hunt for both of us. Spaghetti strainers in hand, we walked down the path to a part of the stream that was nice and shallow and full of gravel. She picked this out all by herself on about the third strainer load. It was the first find that either of us had ever made and even though its small, it remains one of the most complete rostral teeth I've come across. (I didn't even know what it was when she found it, but I knew it looked pretty cool!)
Location Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Species Ischyrhiza mira
Age Cretaceous Era
Formation Mt. Laurel Formation
Category Misc
Length 9/16 inches

ID1421
Memberxiphodan
Date Added1/14/2005

  

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