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sometimes "potential" is more exciting than anything

On Sunday, me and a buddy checked out a spot that I had been meaning to get to for at least 4 years. We didn't find too much but the spot has good potential. I ended up with a couple small sand tigers and a couple scraps of bone and 2 very interesting teeth. The first was a Squalicorax-like tooth that I immediately knew was something different than the plentiful Squalicorax teeth I regularly encounter. It turns out that it probably is Pseudocorax affinis, a species which seems to primarily be found in Europe. There are just a few references to it being found in the US. The 2nd tooth is a crazy pathological Cretolamna which has a detached cusp. I think it might be a "stolen" cusp from a less developed tooth in an adjacent tooth file. It's a really wild tooth that I can't believe wasn't broken when digging it out.
Location Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

ID2783
Membertoothpuller
Date Added4/30/2008

  

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Comments
What a wild looking tooth! - 5/4/2008
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 9
That is crazy looking! Pathologic teeth rank high on my list of favorite things to find. Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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- 7/9/2008
Reviewer : fossilboy from New York United States
Total Rating : 9
great finds, nice pseudocorax I have found one in big brook and they are very very rare Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 9 of 10
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