Fossil Cow Shark (Notorynchus) Tooth - South Carolina

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 in South Carolina. It comes in an acrylic case.

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
South Carolina
SIZE
.95" long
ITEM
#12956
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