1.59 Inch Summerville Fossil Mako Shark Tooth

This is a fossilize tooth from a Mako shark which was collected near Summerville, SC. The 15 million year old Summerville localities are renown for producing, light colored and highly collectable teeth.


Carcharodon (Isurus) hastalis has been historically classified broad-toothed mako shark Eocene epoch to the Pleistocene epoch. Fossil teeth can be found in Miocene and Pliocene deposits worldwide. More recent research has reclassified it as part of the white shark lineage which would make the species name Carcharodon hastalis. You can read more about this here.

Teeth of this shark have been found up to 3 1/2" in length but teeth over 2 1/2" are uncommon and very rare over 3".
Carcharodon (Isurus) hastalis
Summerville, South Carolina
Hawthorn Formation
1.59 Inches
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