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s.c.
Morning all

I have found quite a variety of British fossil shark teeth, mainly Cenozoic but some going back as far as Triassic.  I wondered if there is a go-to guide for identifying British shark teeth?  I have a number of more specific guides such as London Clay, Chalk, etc. but a one-stop guide, even if only for Cenozoic, would be a useful resource so I can properly label my finds instead of just keeping them together with just the find location on the label.  Or, if anyone can point me to location-specific recources with pictures I can compile a reference file myself.  I know that teeth from the same animal can look different depending on mouth position so understanding some of these finer points will all help me learn too.

Thanks in advance

Sam
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piesandbeer
Hi Sam,

If you search the forums for 'shark teeth' and set it to show results by post (and you have a spare few minutes to trawl through the results [smile] ) people have posted links at various points about shark tooth ID. I haven't seen anything that's UK wide though.

I'd saved this link that had been posted a while back, as I thought it was quite interesting -especially around showing how teeth differ depending on their position in the mouth. I'm sure there are many more like this...

https://paleobiology.si.edu/pdfs/sharktoothKey.pdf

Mark
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s.c.
Hi Mark

Thanks for that - great resource! I'll make use of it this weekend I hope!

All the best

Sam
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