Description

    "Scissor" Shark Tooth
    Edestus heinrichi
    Late Carboniferous
    Coultervill, Illinois, USA
    2.08 x 0.84 x 0.22 inches (5.28 x 2.13 x 0.55 cm)


    Shark teeth are quite common in the fossil record although exceptional examples are always few and far between. This variety is certainly unique-looking and is often referred to as a "scissor" shark tooth type. The odd form of prehistoric dentition here is a serrated gray tooth secured in a coal section of jaw bone.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    19th-26th Thursday-Thursday
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