Victor Perez

  • 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
    Victor Perez replied to the topic Dentitions in the forum The Megalodon Forum

    Hey Bill! @bill-heim

    Thank you for sharing this info! I have a few questions:

    1. Is your Bone Valley Meg limited to those 10 teeth or do you have more of it? And, would you be willing to share crown height and crown width measurements for it?
    2. Do you happen to have a copy of the full article that describes the types specimen of Angustidens that you could share?
    3. Would you happen to know if measurements have been taken/reported from the dentition in North Carolina? I was supposed to travel to Raleigh for a conference next month, but our workshop was cancelled. Otherwise, I was going to go try and measure it myself.
  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    I think you are correct on your IDs. The one lacking a root looks like Mako (Isurus sp.) and the other two are some kind of requiem shark (Carcharhinus sp.)

  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    I would say the seller likely called it a juvenile based on size alone. Based on the tooth shape and symmetry, I would say this is likely an upper anterior tooth of Megalodon and, as you likely know, teeth of Megalodon can get much larger than this. Sometimes, juvenile teeth will retain lateral cusplets, but this is a variable feature. I actually have a paper related to that coming out in the beginning of March, so I can share that when it’s available. However, long story short, I would say this is likely from a younger individual just based on size, but there are no definitive features other than that to confirm it.

  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Victor Perez posted an image in the group Education and Outreach from the myFOSSIL app

    Saturday morning outreach at University of Florida! #event

  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    I can certainly give a talk in Jack’s session. I would probably choose a few examples of amateur/professional collaborations and then discuss strategies/tips for creating these partnerships, with an emphasis on using the myFossil platform.

    • That sounds like a fantastic idea. I can help with the abstract if you need/want it! I’ll relay to Jack the interest. Thanks!

  • 2 weeks ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    Where are these ones from?

  • 2 weeks ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    The tooth on the left is a tiger shark (Galeocerdo) and the one on the right is a snaggletooth (Hemipristis)

  • 2 weeks ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    I’m pretty confident they’re both cetacean (includes whale and dolphin) but I don’t think they can be identified to anything more specific

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    Victor Perez posted an update in the group Bruce’s Paleo-Tutorial

    I’m proposing that we do practice talks for SE GSA on March 20th and we invite the Fossil Project social media team and my volunteer Fauve to present their research to our lab.

  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Victor Perez posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Here’s what I found with @joey-alfera along the Calvert Cliffs on New Years Eve 2018. Mostly requiem sharks (Carcharhinus), but there’s also sand tigers (Carcharias and Odontaspis), tiger (Galeocerdo), cow shark ( Notorynchus), and snaggletooth (Hemipristis). #fossil

  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    Well to put it into context, a typical day there at low tide will often produce a couple hundred teeth in a couple hours . The beach is called Brownies Beach/Bayfront Park if you ever want to check it out.

  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    It is either Miocene or Pliocene. There is actually a geologic unit called the Yorktown Formation that I’m guessing your tooth came from, which would be somewhere between 10 and 3 million years old.

  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    We didn’t find a whole lot that day because of the high tide. Maybe two dozen shark teeth and few other random bones. I don’t have any pictures of what we found that day on my phone, but I can take some when I get home tonight.

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    Victor Perez posted a new activity comment

    Where in Virginia did you find it?

  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Victor Perez posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Collecting along the Calvert Cliffs on the last day of 2018. The tides were not in our favor. @joey-alfera #collectionsite

  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Victor Perez posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    The most important book for anyone studying sharks. There’s a newer version published in 2012

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