1" Fossil Long-Toothed Tiger Shark (Physogaleus) Teeth - Bakerfield, CA

Fossil shark teeth from the 15 million year old Temblor Formation near Bakersfield, California. These come from Physogaleus contortus, also known as a long-tooth tiger shark. These teeth range from 3/4" to 1" in length and come with an acrylic display case. The photos are representative to the teeth that you will receive but don't picture the exact ones. Quantity discounts are available.

Sharktooth hill is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Bakersfield, California. It represents an exposure of the Temblor Formation, a middle Miocene marine deposit. 15 million years ago the sea levels were substantially higher and Central California was covered by what is known as the Temblor Sea.



There are two highly fossiliferous bone beds in the formation that were created when fossils originally deposited at the bottom of the sea eroded out of the rocks, were concentrated by ocean currents, and subsequently reburied. Because the fossils in these bone beds are reworked, only isolated teeth and bones are found in these beds.

Today the original Sharktooth hill is a National Natural Landmark but there is private property surrounding it on which there are operating fossil quarries.
FOR SALE
$7
40 Available
Quantity Discounts
>3 Pieces
$6
DETAILS
FOSSIL TYPE
Fossil Shark Tooth
SPECIES
Physogaleus contortus
AGE
Middle Miocene (15.5 Million Years)
FORMATION
Temblor Formation
LOCATION
Bakersfield, California
SIZE
3/4 to 1" long