2.25" Fossil Mako Shark Tooth Necklace

This is a unique piece of jewelry featuring a several million year old fossil mako shark tooth from the Hawthorn Formation. It is wrapped with non-tarnish wire and strung on a 20" cord. The tip of the tooth has been polished to a high gloss.

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".
DETAILS
SPECIES
Carcharodon (Isurus) hastalis
LOCATION
SE United States
FORMATION
Hawthorn Formation
SIZE
2.25" tooth, 20" cord
ITEM
#36575
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