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3 5/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth

One of the sharpest teeth I've ever found! Check out the close-ups of the tip and serrations. Also look at the cool little pathology. This is probably the best angustidens I'll find all year.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles angustidens
Age Oligocene Epoch
Formation Chandler Bridge Formation
Category Shark Teeth
Length 3 5/16 inches

ID893
Memberdw
Date Added1/18/2004

The tooth was much darker when I found it. It was a light orange color, but now is almost yellow.
Its so rare to find a sharp tip on an angustidens of this size.
Here's a closeup of the pathology. See the difference in the height of the serrations? That's where the tooth was cracked or otherwise broken early in development, but then healed as it grew. Its just another thing that makes this tooth royalty in my collection.
Here's a photo as this magnificent angustidens tooth appeared when I found it. The pic is not too clear because the tooth was about a foot under water when I first saw it. You can see it near the center of the photo, though, as a light colored triangle poking through the muck. What a superb find! All I could think at this point was that it had a good chance of being whole because it was still embedded in the original sediment that it fell into when it was lost.
  

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