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Sep 21, 2013 9:53 PM

tooth I.D.

found this fossil tooth on Felixstow beach, I don't think it's a sharks tooth though I'm no expert . So if anyone has any idea what it came from, would be interesting.

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    Sep 22, 2013 1:56 AM (in response to asbo)
    Re: tooth I.D.

    Looks like a shark tooth to me... although very worn, and possibly lacking one root half (difficult to tell from that angle)

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      Sep 23, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to asbo)
      Re: tooth I.D.

      Quagga is quite correct this is a sharks tooth. They are commonly found at Felixstow beach. Don'tworry about what was happenning 13000 years ago during the last ice age I believe this is from the Red Crag which were laid down 5 million years ago.

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      Sep 23, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to asbo)
      Re: tooth I.D.

      There are many species of shark that lack serrations, and as I pointed out your tooth is also rather worn.  London Clay exposes on the shores around Felixstowe.  This was formed under a shallow warm sea. Shark teeth are often found in London Clay.  Walton-on-the-Naze is particularly good for shark teeth.

      Your tooth looks to me like a small Striatolamia tooth

      See:

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Striatolamia_macrota.jpg

       

      and

      http://www.ukfossils.co.uk/essex.htm

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