Shark Tooth Carcharodon sp


Shark Tooth Carcharodon sp is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

An impressive, palm-of-the-hand-sized fossilised Shark Tooth, Carcharodon sp. of the Miocene period, approximately 16 million years old.

Found in the silt of the deep dark silty waters of the Waccamaw River in South Carolina, this specimen dates from the Miocene period, approx 16 million years ago.

Partially complete, this is an exquisite, deep slate grey specimen, that will make an exceptional addition to any collection. The colour comes from the absorption of minerals found in the anaerobic silt around the tooth

A broad calculation from the enamel length of this tooth puts this Carcaharodon shark at approx 12 metres. Carcharodon, derived from the term "jagged/sharp tooth," represents a group of sharks belonging to the Lamnidae family, commonly referred to as the "white sharks." Among these species, the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) stands as the sole surviving member in the present day.

Online only. Please note, this specimen is not held in store

Size: 14cm length, 10cm at widest point and 2.5 cm deep.

Weight: 324gms

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