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Sand Shark Tooth Fossil

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Three teeth displayed in an acrylic case.

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Sand Shark Tooth Fossil

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FOSSIL DETAILS

Specimen: Sand Shark Tooth Fossil

Genus/Species: Striatolamia
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Size: .5"-.75"

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TIME SCALE

This table contains the geological time periods of the past 2.5 billion years on Earth to aid in understanding age immense age of these fossils.

(Ma = Mega-annum = 1,000,000 years)
EON ERA PERIOD EXTENT (Ma) DURATION (Ma)
Phanerozoic Cenozoic Quaternary 2.588–Present 2.588+
Neogene 23.03–2.588 20.4
Paleogene 66.0–23.03 42.9
Mesozoic Cretaceous 145.5–66.0 79.5
Jurassic 201.3–145.0 56.3
Triassic 252.17–201.3 50.9
Paleozoic Permian 298.9–252.17 46.7
Carboniferous 358.9–298.9 60
Devonian 419.2–358.9 60.3
Silurian 443.4–419.2 24.2
Ordovician 485.4–443.4 42
Cambrian 541.0–485.4 55.6
Proterozoic Neoproterozoic Ediacaran 635.0–541.0 94
Cryogenian 850–635 215
Tonian 1,000–850 150
Mesoproterozoic Stenian 1,200–1,000 200
Ectasian 1,400–1,200 200
Calymmian 1,600–1,400 200
Paleoproterozoic Statherian 1,800–1,600 200
Orosirian 2,050–1,800 250
Rhyacian 2,300–2,050 250
Siderian 2,500–2,300 200
FURTHER RESEARCH
SAND SHARK
This tooth is a fossil of an extinct shark species, Striatolamia Macrota, from the Eocene era approximately 54 million years ago. This shark could grow to a length of about 3.5 meters (11.5 ft) and its teeth were notably big for its size.

Sand sharks, also known as sand tiger sharks, grey nurse sharks or ragged tooth sharks, are mackerel sharks of the family Odontaspididae. They are found worldwide in temperate and tropical waters. The three species are in two genera, as well as many extinct species in several genera

The body tends to be brown with dark markings in the upper half. These markings disappear as they mature. Their needle-like teeth are highly adapted for impaling fish, their main prey. Their teeth are long, narrow, and very sharp with smooth edges, with one and on occasion two smaller cusplets on either side. Sand sharks have a large second dorsal fin. The sand shark can grow up to 3.2 m (10 ft) long, and most adults can weigh around 200 kg (440 lb). The average lifespan of both sexes is only about 7 years, though they may live longer in captivity.

The name sand shark comes from their tendency to migrate towards shoreline habitats, and they are often seen swimming around the ocean floor in the surf zone; at times, they come very close to shore. They are often found in warm or temperate waters throughout the world's oceans, except the eastern Pacific. They also frequent the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas at depths from 20 to 200 m (66 to 656 ft) and sometimes more.

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S.E. (California, United States)
Shark teeth!

Very cool addition to my kid’s fossil collection.

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L.J. (Virginia, United States)

I love this! I plan to order more from this shop! It's a great fossil example!

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V. (Texas, United States)
Sand Shark Tooth Fossil

It's so cool and I can't believe it is that old!

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Sand Shark Tooth Fossil

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Sand Shark Tooth Fossil

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