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Superhero Angustidens Shark Tooth

This is why I hunt teeth. I have spent hours upon hours fanning sand in the river to get to the sticky, green ashley formation. Mostly, its featureless nothingness. Just clay. Then, sometimes I see a rock and I get excited. Several times during a dive, I come across a bone. A good number of smaller teeth and pebbles are mixed in, but usually not much else. I really have to move a lot of sand to see anything though.

Every once in a while, though, there is a nice tooth stuck down in that stuff. Of the 4 large teeth I've found stuck down there, three have been screamers. The other was just broken during feeding so I didn't have a chance to find it complete. I still can't believe I found this thing! I have looked at it every day since I found it just to be sure its real. 3 inch angustidens in near flawless condition are next to impossible to come by. Those odds are going to make it tough to get another, but I'll have a blast trying to make it happen.

Age Oligocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Ashley Marl
Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles angustidens
Length 3 5/16 inches

Date Added8/16/2007

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