Huge, 1.4" Fossil Crusher Shark (Ptychodus) Tooth - Kansas

 
 
This is a large, 1.4" wide tooth from a Crusher Shark (Ptychodus mortoni) a genus of shell-crushing sharks from the Late Cretaceous period. It is in excellent condition, requiring no repair or restoration. There is some interesting wearing along the edge of one side of this tooth.

Its believed that these crusher sharks grew to be about 4-5 meters long that probably crushed and ate large shelled animals such as giant clams and ammonites.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ptychodus mortoni
LOCATION
Gove County, Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation, Smoky Hill Chalk
SIZE
1.4" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#152255
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