Galeocerdo contortus

Shark tooth
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Specimen #45
Taxon: Galeocerdo contortus Gibbes
Locality: Calvert County, MD
Age: Miocene
Rock unit: Chesapeake Group
Collector: W. Itano

This tooth is very worn, but I feel pretty confident in assigning it to this species. The name comes from the fact that the tooth looks contorted or bent This tooth is 1.5 cm high.

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