Skip navigation
1403 Views 8 Replies Last post: Feb 21, 2013 10:38 AM by keith little RSS
Currently Being Moderated

Feb 16, 2013 9:13 AM

Possible dinosaur tooth ?

My son Max found this and really wants to know what it is., It was found in stone gravel in a park (so probably quarried stone). Its about 2 inches long.

 

Any help appreciated for an inquisitive young man !

Attachments:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 16, 2013 12:56 PM (in response to maxc)
    Re: Possible dinosaur tooth ?

    That isa very nice fossil shark tooth.  I'm no expert, but looks like Otodus obliquus to me.  I'm sure someone will be able to verify.

    • Report Abuse
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 16, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to maxc)
    Re: Possible dinosaur tooth ?

    Hi Max - a lovely shark tooth, you must be very excited.

     

    It is a pity we have no information about where it comes from as this would be interesting. I am not a shark expert so I have sent an email to my friend who is - I will get back to you as soon as I hear. He may be doing fieldwork, so not sure how soon the response will be, but will post something when I get a reply.

     

    At first appearance, it looks as if there are no side cusps, however, in another they appear truncated. If there are side cusps, it seems that Otodus obliquus is a plausible candidate.

     

    As I say, I am not a shark expert so am just adding my thoughts until we can get a better answer.

    All the best,

    Fiona

    • Report Abuse
    • Currently Being Moderated
      Feb 18, 2013 7:23 AM (in response to Fiona - Museum ID team)
      Re: Possible dinosaur tooth ?

      I agree thats almost got to be Otodus obliquus but with missing side cusps, the preservation looks typical of teeth of that species from Morocco.

       

      Best just to say I'm also no shark expert but i would never try to answer a post on the forum unless i was pretty

      sure i was correct!

      Obviously i could be wrong, so looking forward to the experts opinion.

       

      My first good find fossil hunting  was a 6cm Otodus obliquus tooth from the London clay & ever since then i have been fossil dependent!.

       

      Cheers

      Keith

      • Report Abuse
          • Currently Being Moderated
            Feb 21, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to maxc)
            Re: Possible dinosaur tooth ?

            Thanks for the additional photo,

            The root also seems correct for ##O bliquus, #& in my opinion it definitely had side cusps so  that photo has really confirmed the I.D.

             

            Just hope the expert agrees with me now Ive said that!!!

             

            Cheers

            Keith 

             

            Message was edited by: Keith little

             

            Message was edited by: keith little

            • Report Abuse

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked by (0)