1.63" Fossil Mako (Isurus) Tooth - Bone Valley, Florida

This is a 1.63" long fossil Mako (Isurus hastalis) tooth collected from the Bone Valley Region of Florida. The fossil teeth from this region are highly coveted by collectors for their beautiful and distinctive colorations.

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
Central Florida
FORMATION
Bone Valley Formation
SIZE
1.63" long
ITEM
#113855
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