Thursday, March 5, 2020

Carcharias cuspidata teeth from the Belgrade formation

These are the last of the teeth that I have been profiling that came in a bag of mixed shark teeth labelled as "Belgrade Quarry, NC".  The two teeth shown here were a bit easier to ID for me although I still needed to get confirmation from the Fossil Forum.  I recognized these teeth as belonging to a Sand Tiger shark, but the Fossil Forum member "Sixgill Pete" was able to further ID them as Carcharias cuspidata which is very common in the Belgrade formation.

Specimen #1 -

Specimen #2

The Belgrade formation is dated to the early Miocene epoch of the Paleogene period.

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