Bill Heim

  • 1 week, 5 days ago

    A new fossil has been added. Thank you for contributing!

  • 2 weeks ago
    Bill Heim posted a new activity comment

    The item was attempting to show you was 2 bone valley teeth with same pathology. Split tooth makes sense.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Bill Heim posted a new activity comment

    It is fairly common pathology. It appears that megalodon quite possibly was a giant sand tiger and these may represent throwback parasymphyseal teeth. See: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1462470023889378&set=pcb.2189215284477720&type=3&theater&ifg=1

    • Unfortunately, the facebook link won’t open for me. But either way, Gordon Hubbell has a small exhibit on Megalodon pathologies, one of which is referred to as a split tooth. He describes it as two teeth forming where only one tooth should form, and the asymmetry of your tooth looks very similar to the example he shows. I haven’t seen any indication of parasymphyseal teeth in any of the associated dentitions I’ve looked at so far, but I certainly don’t know for sure.

      • The item was attempting to show you was 2 bone valley teeth with same pathology. Split tooth makes sense.

  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    A new fossil has been added. Thank you for contributing!

  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Bill Heim posted a new specimen.

    Bill Heim has contributed specimen mFeM 48875 to myFOSSIL!

    • That’s an oddly shaped chubutensis!

      • It is fairly common pathology. It appears that megalodon quite possibly was a giant sand tiger and these may represent throwback parasymphyseal teeth. See: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1462470023889378&set=pcb.2189215284477720&type=3&theater&ifg=1

        • Unfortunately, the facebook link won’t open for me. But either way, Gordon Hubbell has a small exhibit on Megalodon pathologies, one of which is referred to as a split tooth. He describes it as two teeth forming where only one tooth should form, and the asymmetry of your tooth looks very similar to the example he shows. I haven’t seen any indication of parasymphyseal teeth in any of the associated dentitions I’ve looked at so far, but I certainly don’t know for sure.

          • The item was attempting to show you was 2 bone valley teeth with same pathology. Split tooth makes sense.

  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    A new fossil has been added. Thank you for contributing!

  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Bill Heim commented on their own Fossil #047034

    In situ approx 10 ft below top of outcrop and about 2 ft above contact with Matawan formation.

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    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047034
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    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047034
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    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047034
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    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047034
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    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047034
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    Bill Heim uploaded a new image to Fossil #047034
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    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047034
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A new fossil has been added. Thank you for contributing!

  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Bill Heim commented on their own Fossil #047010

    In situ approx 10 ft below top of exposure and about 2 ft above contact with underlying Matawan formation.

  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047010

    Classification

    From

    common

    Extinct Giant Salmon Shark

    To

    common

    Extinct Giant Lamnid Shark

  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047010
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    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047010
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    Bill Heim updated their own Fossil #047010
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