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A taste of the Cretaceous

Having spent my last few outings in the Eocene/Miocene streams of NJ, I decided to head back to my favorite Cretaceous creek. I headed to a spot that had produced for me in the past and it seemed that today would be no exception. The highlights of the trip include two pristine Archaeolamna teeth, a pristine Squalicorax pristodontus (crow shark) tooth, and two Enchodus petrosus jaw segments - any one of which would have made the trip a good one. Also not to be overlooked were two decent Goblin shark teeth and a reptile(turtle or croc?) scute yet to be ID'd.
Location Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

Date Added11/21/2004

These are probably only the 3rd and 4th Archaeolamna kopingensis teeth I've found in this good of condition, so finding 2 in one trip was really an event!
Squalicorax pristodontus
This is an Enchodus jaw piece that the palatine (fang) tooth extends from. The end of the tooth has broken off, but would have extended about another .25" - ouch!
Enchodus petrosus lateral jaw segment with tooth. This was already in a Riker mount when I took the main trip picture.
The disapointment of the trip - The tip of this goblin shark tooth was the last part I saw. Still a nice tooth though.

frozen hands and feet
frozen hands and feet
the beautiful sight of serrations
the beautiful sight of serrations





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