While sorting through the endless piles of fossil pieces I have set near the lab microscope, I found another piece of a Petalodus Tooth. This is the most incomplete of the teeth I’ve found to date, with only a microscopic tooth chip left behind. However, this helps with microscopic viewsRead More →

Petalodus Tooth on limestone microscopic view

When I found my 4th Petalodus Tooth, I thought it was the 3rd. However it turns out that I did indeed find another one that I did not document. This one appears to be half a tooth. It sits on a large piece of limestone, that I may eventually cutRead More →

Petalodus Tooth from Pennsylvania

A fourth Petalodus Tooth has been found in the same general area I found the first three teeth. This tooth looks deep like the 2nd tooth. The two sides are missing and fractured, likely from splitting the rock. The tooth was dark in color when I found it and turnedRead More →

I went back to where I found the first Petalodus tooth, and the first rock I split open held another Pennsylvanian Petalodus tooth. This specimen is longer than the first one. It measures 1.5mm more narrow, however this is due to a chipped left corner. The limestone is a bitRead More →

Finding a possible Petalodus tooth is one of the gateway fossils that lead to my love of fossil hunting. My first find was a bust, but finally I have found the real thing. This piece came from the huge shelf rocks that outcropped inches from the creek bed locally. WeRead More →