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tomwhite

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Hi,

Most of these specimens i have found at Bawdsey, Suffolk. Is anyone able to give an identification on them please? After looking on the internet a bit, i think the majority are Cosmopolitodus Hastalis? However i am probably completely wrong! I have also attached a smaller tooth that was found set in a rock itself which is quite cool.

There are no visible serrations on any of the larger teeth.

The below tooth was given to me, so i have no idea of where it was found.

Thanks.

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Andrew Martin David Marsh

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I’d say the first one could be a Megalodon tooth tip, and the others Otodus, but I’m no expert. Can we have more photos of the first one please?
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Andrew Martin David Marsh

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First one could be a Megalodon tooth tip. I have something v similar from Ramsholt that was confirmed by the NHM as meg- can we see more photos please?
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tomwhite

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Hi Andrew,
Thanks for your reply. Please see below.


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Andrew Martin David Marsh

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I reckon that is a Megalodon tooth tip - see my confirmed one below - and judging by pr derivation I’d say that’s local - probably Bawdsey or Ramsholt. Very nice find if it is. I was told that British meg teeth are as rare a hens teeth, even partials like this! I’d be interested to see what others think, but I’m almost certain that is a meg. The others look like Otodus obliqus, possibly reworked in the red crag. They’re beauties! I have a very black one from Ramsholt but nowhere near as nice as these. The others look like Cosmopolitodus hastslis teeth - I believe these are the most common of the crag mega shark teeth, but just check there are no serrations because I have a Great White shark tooth from Ramsholt. Almost identical to the C. Hastalis, but feint serrations along the cutting edge. Thanks for sharing your finds.

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Kosmoceras

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Can we have a photo showing the tooth profile? (side-on view)
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Andrew Martin David Marsh

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My Ramsholt Great White Shark tooth for comparison. Love Suffolk. Most of the time you come away with nothing, but just occasionally you come across something like this and my meg tooth tip. And I agree - a profile shot will confirm this one. Megs tend to be quite chunky in comparison to the other shark teeth you get in the crag. This appears to have a curved profile and the preservation is near identificle to my meg.

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