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Gorgeous Angustidens from the Edisto

I was fanning sand that was about 3 inches deep when I saw the root lobes of this tooth sticking up out of the fossil bearing formation at the bottom of the river. I carefully removed some of the formation with my screwdriver before pulling out the tooth to make sure I didn't break it when I pulled it out. Then a gentle tug later, I held the prize in my hand. I am glad I brought the camera because the ground shot was fantastic. Be sure to check the trip report because the movie of the recovery is pretty slick!

I've been hauling some pretty mean angustidens out of the river over the past few seasons, and this is my biggest, best preserved specimen of 2010 so far. I got the 5 incher a couple of weeks ago, but this one is far nicer!

Age Oligocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Ashley Marl
Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles angustidens
Length 3 7/16 inches
Width 2 1/2 inches

Date Added7/27/2010


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