Talk:Shark tooth

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I created this article, and need help trying to link its contents to outside articles. I am new at writing articles, but I have edited dozens of other articles within the past year. Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!! Daniel 02:35, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Clean-up Needed For This Article[edit]

The link in ref. no. 6 seems to be broken. Miller9904 (talk) 07:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

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Merge proposal[edit]

If there is no objection, I will merge Shark Tooth Collecting into this article. --Kannie | talk 01:13, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

tooth vs. teeth[edit]

There have been some page moves to keep the title plural. Article titles are normally singular unless they are about a set (such as Arabic numerals) that require a plural. They aren't plural merely because the topic is numerous — cf. the articles tooth and ant. — kwami (talk) 05:35, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Riker Cases[edit]

This whole section seems to be a shallow excuse for a collector to display their collection. It adds nothing to the article. I suggest that it be removed.-- (talk) 06:51, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

I think that it adds more depth to the article. The fact that people collect various fossils(including shark teeth), I think that the pictures show that teeth can be displayed in the these cases, and it represents several species of shark.

Well, the problem is that it doesn't add an encyclopedic value. The section makes some pretty bold claims, with which I, as a collector and dealer, really disagree. It would at least need some citations from very reliable sources. If you want, I can add some photos that would do exactly the same thing, but would be more encyclopedic. Perhaps some photos of different species.--THobern 12:58, 28 September 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by THobern (talkcontribs)
Someone deleted this discussion, so I deleted the mention of Riker cases. I left the pix pending the judgement of other editors. kwami (talk) 02:22, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Blocks of unrelated images shouldn't really be in the article. I removed them and over the coming days will be putting in pictures that relate to the body of the article.--THobern 23:53, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Origin of teeth[edit]

I added a single sentence on the origin of teeth at the bottom of the 'overview' para. I tagged it myself as I don't have a source, other that a documentary show I watched. Can someone expert expand this bit pls, and add a source? Andrewjlockley (talk) 22:51, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

(Ignore the mismatched ideas, I'm typing this as I go) Well, some early sharks, such as the Devonian Cladoselache were devoid of dermal denticles all together, as evidenced by their fossils, yet they still had tri-cusped teeth. Although, I think I know what you're getting at. I recall a documentary that said teeth evolved from denticles as well. If you look at the article on Dermal denticles, it also states that "teeth may have evolved from denticle-like structures in primitive fish.", although this statement is also in need of a citation. I think I found a source (reliability?) here. Apparently, Thelodonts were the first fish to evolve denticles, including internal ones that may led to the evolution of teeth in sharks. If no one objects, I'll add some more information from this ref and others regarding this matter tomorrow, (can't do it tonight) and work on some general other ares that are in need of expansion as well. --Spotty11222 (talk) 01:13, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

inbound redirects[edit]

I created fish tooth and fish teeth, which redirect to each other, and then to this page. That's not great because there's more to fish teeth than shark teeth. Can some dude who knows lots about teeth please do pages on them? Andrewjlockley (talk) 22:55, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

I really don't think that a page on fish teeth is warranted. No one really cares to look at modern fish teeth, and I think that the main article on Fish can take of that. Fish teeth in the fossil record, imo, are porrly represented, and fish are mainly known from a few scales or fossilized "death plates". The only real fossil fish teeth I can think of belong to Xiphactinus audax, which can be fairly large, but like I said, I don't think that warrants an article on them. Either way, fish teeth aren't commonly as collected as shark's teeth are, as it is a major hobby, with websites around it. You don't see too many websites offering fossil fish teeth for sale. Of course, that isn't a valid idea for not warranting a page, but is an idea. --Spotty11222 (talk) 01:19, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Major overhaul[edit]

I've got a bit of free time on my hands, so I've been making a few major edits and will be uploading some better teeth over the next few days. I've uploaded a picture of a 4" auriculatus tooth, a 6 3/4" megalodon and a 4 9/16" angustiden tooth, which I think is a much better into picture than before. What I'd like to do is shift the focus from a collector/megalodon-centric POV, to a less species-specific, anatomical POV. I'd really appreciate help with the anatomy section. I'll redo the diagram with the Angustiden tooth.--THobern 05:34, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

I've made a few major changes to the structure and flow of the article. I'd appreciate it if anyone with a working knowledge of photo shop could insert a scale bar down the botttom of the picture.--THobern 06:04, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Removal of sections[edit]

I removed the "buying" and "identification" sections. They were very unencyclopedic, and filled with fairly unverifiable information and speculation. There were, however, a few salvagable points that I'll incorporate into the rest of the article.--THobern 14:18, 3 September 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by THobern (talkcontribs)

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