FOSSILS OF NEW JERSEY
Age - Miocene Commonality - Uncommon
The Carcharocles group
is best known for the species C. megalodon, better known as megs. While
there is some debate as to the actual number of species in this genus,
we can limit the Carcharocles teeth found in Monmouth County, NJ
to one of two species, C. auriculatus (Ricks) or C.
Author's note: Many of the chubs found in this area have cusplets that look more separated from the crown than one would find in most reference material. I personally attribute this variation to these specimens being of early Miocene origin.
The cusplets on C. chubutensis are large and often appear to
When viewed on profile the teeth are compressed.
Lingual and labial views.
At just a hair under 2 inches this is the largest complete "chub"
A cluster of chubs.
A perfect little tooth, complete point and not one