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Name: Carcharocles megalodon

location: beach collected at Walton on the Naze

Range: (In Britain) Red crag, most specimens probably derived from earlier formations

Diagnostics: Massive in size, usually quite triangular. British specimens are usually very worn and lackin serrations due to the nature of them being derived.

Size: anything from a 4cm up to 15 cm though some specimens got even bigger, specimen below is 7cm.

Reference: Elasmo.com>genera>"Carcharocles"

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Name: Cosmopolitodus hastalis (Syn, Isurus hastalis)

Location: beach collected at Ramsholt

Range: (In Britain) Red crag, most specimens probably derived from earlier formations

Diagnostics: Flat blade like teeth, very triangular. No serrations or cusps. British specimens usually quite polished

Size: up to 6cm, most British specimens around 2-5cm.

Reference: Elasmo.com>Genera>Cosmopolitodus

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Specimen from Ramsholt next to good condition European specimen

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Name: Balaena affinis?, tympanic (ear) bone

Location: Beach collected at Walton on the Naze

Range: (In Britain) Red crag, most specimens probably derived from earlier formations

Diagnostics: Primarily ear shaped, often polished patina

Size: 10cm, possibly more

Reference: British Caenozoic fossils (NHM), plate 41

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Name: Ursus boeckhi? (bear tooth)

Location: beach collected at Ramsholt

Range: Red crag

Diagnostics: low crowned, relatively small tooth.

Size: around 2-3cm

Reference: Identified by the palaeontological department of the NHM, this specimen now in the NHM collection

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Topic: Red & Coralline Crag: OTHER TAXA
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