Hemipristis serra

Shark tooth
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Specimens #40
Taxon: Hemipristis serra Agassiz
Locality: Calvert County, MD
Age: Miocene
Rock unit: Chesapeake Group
Collector: W. Itano

Hemipristis serra, with its strongly serrated edges, is an easily recognized Miocene shark tooth. It has somehow acquired the common name "Snaggletooth Shark." More information on this species can be found here. The length of the larger tooth is about 2 cm.

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