Superb Mako Shark Isurus Hastalis Tooth from South Carolina, USA
Miocene Period- C. 23 Million Years Old
Order to which the fossil belongs: Lamniformes
Name of which the family belongs: Lamnidae
A fine example of a tooth from the Mako shark, which is thought to be the direct ancestor of todays Great White Shark. There are two types of Mako shark: the Isurus Hastalis which does not have serrations present, and the Mako shark Isurus escheri which does. Teeth are highly variable in colour, due to the minerals in the water that formed the deposits.
Excellent example with glossy dark grey enamel.
Size: W: 47mm x H: 65mm