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Pathologic Chubutensis Shark Tooth

This Pathologic Chubutensis Shark Tooth was about the last thing I found. I was dragging back to the bus at the end of a stifling day. I spied a root poking out of the ground and it looked exactly like a modern tiger shark tooth. I tapped it with the tip of my boot to make sure before I made all the effort to bend over and pick it up. When I first saw it, I thought it was broken and missing a cusp, but the strange angle of the thin root lobe caused me to scrape away the remaining sediment to reveal a really cool pathology. The one side is completely compressed and the cusp is not present. It is not missing - it was never there. You can tell from the side photo. To boot, everything is there on this tooth. No chips or dings, even in the fragile pathologic root lobe. A very great way to cap off my best Lee Creek hunt so far.

Age Miocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Pungo Formation
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Carcharocles chubutensis
Length 1 1/8 inches

ID3045
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Date Added9/30/2008

  

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