.8" Fossil Crusher Shark (Ptychodus) Tooth - Kansas

This is a fascinating, .8" wide tooth from a Crusher Shark (Ptychodus mortoni) a genus of shell-crushing sharks from the Late Cretaceous period.

Paleontologists conjecture that these crusher sharks grew to be about 4-5 meters long. Given their teeth, we can assume they probably crushed and ate large shelled animals such as giant clams and ammonites.

This tooth is missing the root, which is reflected in the price.



DETAILS
SPECIES
Ptychodus mortoni
LOCATION
Gove County, Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation, Smoky Hill Chalk
SIZE
.8" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#187426
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