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Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Hexanchus agassizi lower tooth
Common Name: Cow Shark
Location: Pender County
Age: Eocene
Size: 0.4"
Owned By: Ramona Krailler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Hexanchiformes > Hexanchidae > Hexanchus >agassizi

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Notorhynchus primigenius representative teeth
Common Name: Cow Shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 1"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Hexanchiformes > Hexanchidae > Notorhynchus > primigenius

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Notorhynchus primigenius symphyseal tooth
Common Name: Cow Shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.75"
Owned By: B.J. Blake
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Hexanchiformes > Hexanchidae > Notorhynchus > primigenius

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Echinorhinus blakei tooth
Common Name: Bramble Shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.4"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Echinorhiniformes > Echinorhinidae > Echinorhinus > blakei

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Squalus acanthias(?) tooth
Common Name: Dogfish
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.125"
Owned By: Eric Sadorf
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Squaliformes > Squalidae > Squalus > acanthias

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Isistius triangulus tooth
Common Name: Cookie cutter shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.18"
Owned By: Joanne Panek-Dubrock
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Squaliformes > Squalidae > Isistius > triangulus

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Carcharoides catticus tooth
Common Name: Extinct shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.5"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Lamniformes > Lamnidae > Carcharoides > catticus

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Carcharocles chubutensis lateral tooth
Common Name: Extinct shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 2.5"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Lamniformes > Lamnidae > Carcharocles > chubutensis

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Carcharocles megalodon representative anterior teeth
Common Name: Extinct megatoothed shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 5.5"
Owned By: Suzanne & Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Lamniformes > Lamnidae > Carcharocles > megalodon

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Isurus (aka Cosmopolitodus) hastalis upper & lower teeth
Common Name: Extinct "Mako" shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 2.75"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Lamniformes > Lamnidae > Isurus > hastalis

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Megachasma cf. M. pelagios tooth
Common Name: Megamouth shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 0..75"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Lamniformes > Megachasmidae > Megachasma > pelagios

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Rhincodon cf. R. typus tooth - 2 views
Common Name: Whale shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 0.125"
Owned By: Eric Sadorf
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Orectolobiformes > Rhincodontidae > Rhincodon > typus

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Proscyllium sp. tooth
Common Name: Cat shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.16"
Owned By: Eric Sadorf
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Carcharhiniformes > Proscylliidae > Proscyllium

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Hemipristis serra upper & lower teeth
Common Name: Snaggletooth shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 1.25"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Carcharhiniformes > Hemigaleidae > Hemipristis > serra

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Galeocerdo eaglesomei upper & lower teeth
Common Name: Tiger shark
Location: Duplin County
Age: Eocene
Size: 0.78"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Carcharhiniformes > Carcharhinidae > Galeocerdo > eaglesomei

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Galeocerdo casei upper tooth
Common Name: Tiger shark
Location: Onslow County
Age: Oligocene
Size: 0.80"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Carcharhiniformes > Carcharhinidae > Galeocerdo > casei

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Borodinopristis shannoni rostral tooth
Common Name: Sawfish
Location: Bladen County
Age: Cretaceous
Size: 0.12"
Owned By: Paul Borodin
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Sclerorhynchiformes > Sclerorhynchidae > Borodinopristis > schwimmeri

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Anoxypristis ensidens foetal rostral tooth
Common Name: Sawfish
Location: Onslow County
Age: Oligocene
Size: 0.5"
Owned By: Alexandra Dubrock
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Pristiformes > Pristidae > Anoxypristis > fajumensis

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Pristis lathami rostral tooth
Common Name: Sawfish
Location: Duplin County
Age: Eocene
Size: 2.5"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Pristiformes > Pristidae > Pristis > lathami

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Dasyatis rugosa tooth - 3 views
Common Name: Sting ray
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.10"
Owned By: Eric Sadorf
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Myliobatiformes > Dasyatidae > Dasyatis > rugosa

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Myliobatis sp. Lower tooth battery
Common Name: Sting ray
Location: Pender County
Age: Eocene
Size: 1.6"
Owned By: Ramona Krailler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Myliobatiformes > Myliobatidae > Myliobatis

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Brachyrhizodus wichitaensis 2 teeth - 3 views
Common Name: Sting ray
Location: Duplin County
Age: Cretaceous
Size: 0.5"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Myliobatiformes > Myliobatidae > Brachyrhizodus > wichitaensis

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Plinthicus stenodon tooth - 3 views
Common Name: Sting ray
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.8"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Myliobatiformes > Myliobatidae > Plinthicus > stenodon

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Archaeomanta cf. A. melenhorsti
Common Name: Manta ray
Location: Bladen County
Age: Cretaceous
Size: 0.14"
Owned By: Joanne Panek-Dubrock
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Myliobatiformes > Myliobatidae > Archaeomanta > melenhorsti

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Myliobatidae dermal scute
Common Name: Sting ray
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 1.5"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Myliobatiformes > Myliobatidae

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Echinorhinus blakei dermal denticle
Common Name: Bramble shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 0.2"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Echinorhiniformes > Echinorhinidae > Echinorhinus > blakei

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Miscellaneous scutes and denticles
Common Name: Assortment
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: to 0.2"
Owned By: Eric Sadorf
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Miscellaneous denticles
Common Name: Assortment
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: to 0.1"
Owned By: Eric Sadorf
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Lamnid vertebrae
Common Name: Lamnidae (Mackerel sharks)
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 6.5"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Lamniformes > Lamnidae

Cartilaginous Fish

Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier(?) vertebra
Common Name: Tiger shark
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 1.6"
Owned By: Richard Chandler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Chondrichthyes > Carcharhiniformes > Carcharhinidae > Galeocerdo > cuvier

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