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Big Cuvier Vert with a prize inside

Found just a bit of this big 'n exposed while crawling around the Yorktown. Thought it was a tuna vert at first, given the size. Was very pleased when I removed enough silt to reveal what it was-- a whopper of a tiger shark vert. To make it even better, when I turned it over, stuck to the dirt on the bottom was a small I. hastalis/xiphodon tooth. Definitely made my day.
Age Pliocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Yorktown Formation
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Galeocerdo cuvier
Length 2 1/2 inches
Width 2 1/2 inches
Thickness 2 5/8 inches

Date Added8/21/2007


Fossil Modern Tiger Shark Tooth with Bite Marks
Fossil Modern Tiger Shark Tooth with Bite Marks
Pathologic Modern Tiger Shark Tooth
Pathologic Modern Tiger Shark Tooth
15/16 patho tiger shark
15/16 patho tiger shark





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