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Giant Lower Angustidens Shark Tooth

This is my super trip maker - a big, meaty, lower angustidens shark tooth. The recovery was awesome; I found this tooth flat side up on the edge of a rock bed. I could tell it was complete and nice from the first moment I saw it, which was the way I like it. No guess work, just the joyous certainty associated with finding a tooth of this calibre! The recovery video is with the trip post. Check it out if you haven't already!

I really love lower teeth. The dagger shape is just classic and super cool! The thick root is really cool too. The tooth is completely serrated all the way to the tip of the blade. Both cusps are intact and the massive, gigantic root is also in excellent condition. The bourlette is gone but that happens a lot with river teeth. That fragile enamel is almost always the first to go.

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

Date Added8/3/2010


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- 8/6/2010
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
Wow nice tooth! Do we have those in VA? I don't think I have ever found one. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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nice find - 9/7/2010
Reviewer : DeloiVarden from South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Pretty tooth dw. It seems lower angys are harder to come by. Thanks for sharing. I havn't been fossil hunting in over two weeks, but look forward to hitting it again soon and hopefully finding a beast like this of my own. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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