2.21" Fossil Mako Shark Tooth - Georgia

This is a large fossil broad-toothed mako (Isurus hastalis) tooth from the Hawthorn Formation in South Carolina.

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
Georgia
FORMATION
Hawthorn Formation
SIZE
2.21" long
ITEM
#75099
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