Shark River Identification Page
Sharks
Fish
Reptiles
Shark River is located in Monmouth Co. , New Jersey.  The stream cuts through sediments that were deposited during the Late Eocene and Middle Miocene.  This web site is for the aid in identification of the shark teeth and the other fish, reptile, and mammal remains from this site.
Mammals
Geology
Other Neat Stuff
Edward Otte and Derek Yoost screening the gravel for fossils.
Very Common - You can expect to find multiples of these fossils on an average trip.
Common - You can expect to find one or two of these fossils on an average trip.

Less Common - You can expect to find one of these fossils in a few average trips.

Uncommon -
You can expect to find one or two of these fossils in a year of
                    average trips.

Rare - Only one to a handful of these fossils has been found.
Explanation of Terms:
To view the picture full size click on the image.
Some of the pictures have multiple views.  These are marked by an *.  Just place the mouse on the picture and let the other picture load.  Then you can toggle back and forth between pictures by running the mouse over them.
All specimens are in the collections of the author, except where noted.
The Identification Pages:
General Information Pages:
I used a US Dime to show scale.  It is 11/16 in or 18 mm in diameter.
Email Me with your Questions!
Having trouble identifying material from Shark River?
The editor would like to thank the efforts of the following people for which this web site would not be possable:  Edward Otte who is a co-author of this site and all the drawings,, Dave Paris, Barbra Grandstaff, Robert Ramsdell, and Willam Gallager of the New Jersey State Museum, Carl Manning from the AMNH, Diana Tasco for typing.
Acknowledgments:
Some things you should know
The Site and People
Invertebrates