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Nov 10, 2013 4:03 PM

Shark's tooth from Houghton?

I found this with my Dad at Houghton Quarry in Dunstable today along with some shells and other things. It was in hard chalk (that was also limestoney). Is it a shark's tooth or a coprolite? 

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    Nov 10, 2013 5:37 PM (in response to DotB)
    Re: Shark's tooth from Houghton?

    It is hard to tell, but I think it is a fossil crab or a fossil lobster.   It also could also be a bone fragment, but I would say fossil crab.  I hope an expert gives their opinion on this one because it is very interesting.

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    Nov 10, 2013 7:57 PM (in response to DotB)
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    I`m fairly sure this is a heteropolar shark coprolite.

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    Nov 10, 2013 8:22 PM (in response to DotB)
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    Thats a very nice specimen. I agree, it is a shark coprolite.

     

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    Thomas

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      Nov 10, 2013 10:16 PM (in response to UK Fossil Guy)
      Re: Shark's tooth from Houghton?

      Hello DotB

      A very interesting find - well done, your specimen looks a lot better than the ones we find on the Holderness coast that are usually contained in pyritic cannonballs from the Lower Jurassic about 200myo.

      You have had a couple of I,Ds on your specimen and was wondering if I had something similar, I have posted these images before but to me they are just plain old coprolites that I would like to learn more about.

      Once again DotB well done! they are not a common fossil to find especially preserved like your specimen.

       

      Tabfish

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