December 11, 2017  
Fossil Hunting

Fossil Forum

Fossil Chat

Videos

Fossil Articles

Paleo Cartoons

Contact Us

Fossil Hunting Excursions

Image Galleries

Fossil Links

FAQ
Fossil Shark Teeth Extinct Giant Mackeral Shark
www.lowcountrygeologic.com

Trip Reports
  

  You are here:  View      
 

Virginia Eocene Otodus

This is a tooth from the Eocene Muddy Creek site near Fredericksburg, VA. Unlike the Otodus teeth from Liverpool point, the Muddy Creek specimens are pretty rare to find. I saw many more Echinorhynus, Isistius, and Hexanchus found than Otodus. This is the only complete Otodus I recovered from the site. It's not huge, but a decent size at 1 3/4 inches. It's from Bed B of the Potapaco member of the Nanjemoy formation. Notice the cusps have tiny secondary cusplets on them. On it's way to becomming serrated? Only a few million years to go. 

Age Eocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Potapaco formation
Location Muddy Creek, Virginia, USA
Species Otodus obliquus
Length 1 3/4 inches

ID1967
MemberBigRedMeg
Date Added4/11/2007

  

Links
Otodus from Trade
Otodus from Trade
  

Formations
  

Fossils
  

Artifacts
  

Facebook
  

Copyright 2011 by www.blackriverfossils.org Terms Of Use Privacy Statement