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    Fossil Mako Shark Jaw
    Isurus sp.
    Miocene
    Shark Tooth Hill, California, USA

    Since sharks belong to a classification of creatures that are cartilaginous, there are, essentially, no hard parts to preserve in the fossil record other than their teeth. When any group of teeth is put together to be presented as a set, it is necessary to fashion a jaw structure to hold them, which is the case with this massive and amazing specimen. Groupings of teeth can be from the same variety of shark but are never going to be from the same creature or jaw. In this case, an anatomically correct jaw has been created to showcase fossil Mako teeth of graduated size as they would have appeared in the shark jaw when the prehistoric marine predator was ruling the ancient oceans. From the famed Shark Tooth Hill deposits, an array of teeth of varying size, shape and color fill the edge of this resin jaw. Shark teeth occur in rows, as is presented here, and most of these fossil Mako teeth are larger than any tooth from any modern Great White! The impact of this piece cannot be overstated, and the offering is sure to be a conversation starter of the highest order. This representation is colorful, sinister and authentic. With the timelessness of the "Jaws" movies, and the notoriety of the "Meg" film, interest in sharks, including fossilized ones, is high.
    Overall Measurements: 32.00 x 26.00 x 11.00 inches (81.28 x 66.04 x 27.94 cm)

    Note: Lemon Shark jaw for scale purposes only.

    [Scale: 13-inch Lemon Shark jaw]


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    December, 2018
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