Monday, November 30, 2009

Ptychodus Shark Crusher Teeth

A Hybodotid shark crusher teeth called Ptychodus whipplei. These crusher teeth were used eat shell fish. The fossil was found in the Upper Cretaceous Period (about 70 million years ago). It was found in Dallas County, Texas in the Kamp Ranch Formation.

Thanks to Herb for the images.




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have many of these teeth what are mine worth.

Fossil Detective said...

I suggest you type the species name and the words "for sale" into a search engine (e.g. Google, Bing, E-Bay) and see what sites/fossils display.

Just a quick attempt on my part shows a site in the U.K. http://www.fossiliferous.co.uk/sharksusamesozoic.htm listing teeth like this for £8-20. Checking the exchange rate at finance.yahoo.com shows a £1 = $1.50 so $12-30.

Of course, this is an asking price, it would be better to find it on E-bay on a list of sold items to see what was actually paid for one of these fossils.

I hope you have found a fossil treasure.