Petalodus Tooth

In going back to the area where I typically find Petalodus teeth, I have several pieces of limestone separated out to look for. In searching, I found another tooth. However upon closer inspection I figured out that I had found the other side of tooth no. 6. Petalodus CatalogRead More →

My first Petalodus Shark Tooth of 2020 is my fifth overall. This specimen is the first with a three dimensional root. I keep a ready supply of limestone boulders near the lab in which I can search through the matrix. This boulder perhaps came from the same general area asRead 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 →