Fossil Mako Shark Tooth Pendant

This is a unique piece of jewelry featuring a several million year old fossil mako shark tooth from the Hawthorn Formation of the SE United States. It is wrapped with non-tarnish wire.

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
Tooth 1.4"
ITEM
#36442
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