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  • Billy Hackett posted a new specimen. 3 years, 8 months ago

    3 years, 8 months ago
    3 years, 8 months ago

    Billy Hackett has contributed specimen mFeM 53655 to myFOSSIL!

    • Hi, @billy-hackett, this species seems to have bounced around genera so I’ll tag in some shark experts to help you with the classification. @fauve-wilson @bill-heim

      It would help if you added another photo of the other side of the specimen, possibly zoomed in with a scale bar.

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      • Unfortunately, a complete (or nearly complete) root is one of more important keys to identification. This helps determine if it an upper or lower tooth and even what Genus or species it is. In this case from what I am seeing, it could be a lower Carcharhinus (not positive) which with the exception of a few species are almost impossible to tell apart.

        • I do agree with Bill here. Without scale and with some of the root missing it is hard to give an exact ID. If you have the specimen still, a clear photo may help narrow it down further.