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Gooser
Hi guys. I am new to this. Does anybody know what shark this tooth is possibly from? Found on reculver beach, Herne bay, in Kent.


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prep01
Hello and welcome to th forum. This is a shark's tooth from the Eocene period, around 40 - 50 million years old and although I'm no expert, I think it's from the genus called Otodus, but someone will help me out here (I hope)!
Colin Huller
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Gary W
Definately Otodus obliquus
Very good find
Gary
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Gooser
Thank you Colin. Are these common on UK shores? Very happy as it was the very first shark tooth I have ever found!
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prep01
Yes, reasonably, especially on the East coast.
Colin Huller
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Gooser
Thank you both for your replies. I have Googled this and yes looks spot on. I am very happy.beginners luck! 
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Gary W
Back in the day you could almost guarentee 3 or 4 decent otodus plus several hundred smaller shark teeth from Herne bay (beltinge end)   not nowdays  unfortu aately.
Gary
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