by Jason Cryan
Originally posted on Research & Collections:
Earlier this year, I blogged about a fun request I received to identify a mysterious alien creature, which turned out to be (spoiler alert!) a guitarfish. That blog received widespread attention and generated a lot of interest and buzz….people like a good mystery. Well, friends, it’s happened again! Here’s the scoop on this latest mystery critter:
A nice lady named April (no last names, please!) contacted me recently, explaining that she was poking through a large pile of shells on the beach during a recent trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. From within this pile, she excavated a large, blackened, weird-looking tooth and was very interested in finding out what kind of creature it might have popped out of. Could the Museum help?
Of course we can!