.6" Fossil Cow Shark (Notorynchus) Tooth - Maryland

This is a fossil tooth of Notorynchus cepedianus, a seven gill shark, commonly referred to as a Cow Shark. It's Miocene in age (~5-15 million years old) and was collected from the Calvert Cliffs area of Maryland.

This shark has a large, thick body, with a broad head and blunt snout. The top jaw has jagged, cusped teeth and the bottom jaw has comb-shaped teeth. It lived in shallow water and was an opportunistic predator feeding on animals along the bottom.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Notorynchus cepedianus
LOCATION
Calvert Cliffs, Maryland
FORMATION
Calvert Formation
SIZE
.6" long
ITEM
#71092
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