November 19, 2017  
Fossil Hunting

Fossil Forum

Fossil Chat

Videos

Fossil Articles

Paleo Cartoons

Contact Us

Fossil Hunting Excursions

Image Galleries

Fossil Links

FAQ
Fossil Shark Teeth Oligocene Giant White Shark
www.lowcountrygeologic.com

Trip Reports
  

  You are here:  View      
 

Megastidens

I found this angustidens in the Edisto river on a shallow bank under the sand. I knew it was broken in half lengthwise, the tip was gone, and one cusp was dinged as soon as I saw it. I was bummed that it was broken, but I didn't really think a whole lot more about it until I got it home and glued it together and measured it. In its current state it is a whopping 4 7/8 inches long, a full eighth of an inch longer than my current largest angustidens tooth. And the tip is mangled, so I estimate this tooth would be at least 5 inches long if it were complete. And that is a conservative estimate! In all my years of collecting, I only know of one angustidens bigger than this, and it is between 5 1/4 and 5 3/8 inches long. This is a near record size angustidens tooth, comparable to a 7 inch megalodon tooth! This is only the second time in my life that I think I have found a tooth worthy of restoration. If I do get it done, I'll post a pic of the finished product.

Age Oligocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Ashley Marl
Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles angustidens
Length 4 7/8 inches
Width 3 1/4 inches
Thickness 1 1/2 inches

ID3752
Memberdw
Date Added7/11/2010

  

Links
Driving the Gravy Train
Driving the Gravy Train
  

Formations
  

Fossils
  

Artifacts
  

Facebook
  

Copyright 2011 by www.blackriverfossils.org Terms Of Use Privacy Statement