2.4 Inch Fossil Mako Tooth - North Carolina

This is a fossilized tooth from Isurus hastalis an ancient and giant Mako shark. It was found off the coast of North Carolina associated with Megalodon teeth. At 2.4 inches it's quite large for a Isurus tooth and has very nice preservation.

 


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
North Carolina Coast
FORMATION
Unknown
SIZE
2.40 Inches
ITEM
#1336
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