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Shark Tooth Literature

Reference books are an essential asset to any serious shark tooth collector. The ability to properly identify and understand your collection will increase the satisfaction of your hobby and studies. We now are offering several reference and guide books to assist you with your collection.   Catalog updated December 4, 2011. 

Book Title Cost Description
Sharks Teeth "Handbook of Paleoichthyology -      Volume 3A

Rainer Zangerl

(Item - BB01)

$145

 The "BIBLE 2" OK, enough said... The is the Paleozoic Elasmobranchii reference book equivalent to Cappetta's book. This text is also a 2004 Reprint in very limited quantities. This is without a doubt the best and most comprehensive book published about the fossil sharks to date covering the Paleozoic era. Excellent text and fantastic illustrations of shark teeth. It is a "the book" to have for any serious shark tooth collector - amateur and professional! Size: 8-1/2" x 12", hard bound, and 118 pages - heavy weight and glossy. Includes 116 figures - all with multiple detailed illustrations &  photos of teeth - all high resolution. Very professional. The only reference book for the serious collector to have if you are going to have just two!   Additional Photo  Figure1  Figure2  Figure3    
Shark Teeth "Handbook of Paleoichthyology -      Volume 3B"

Henri Cappetta

(Item - BB02)

$175  The "BIBLE." OK, enough said... Cappetta's book is back with a 2004 Reprint in very limited quantities. This book has been sold on Amazon.com for $250 and more! This is without a doubt the best and most comprehensive book published about the fossil sharks to date covering the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras (Triassic to Pliocene). Excellent text and fantastic illustrations of shark teeth. It is a "the book" to have for any serious shark tooth collector - amateur and professional! Size: 8-1/2" x 12", hard bound, and 193 pages - heavy weight and glossy. Includes 148 figures - all with multiple detailed illustrations of teeth - all high resolution. Very professional. The only reference book for the serious collector to have if you are going to have just one!   Additional Photo  Figure1  Figure2  Figure3  Figure4    
"Megalodon -

Hunting the Hunter"

Mark Renz

(Item - BB03)

$30  The best book published about the Megalodon shark to date. Excellent text and fantastic photographs of Megs and other shark teeth. It is a must have for any serious Meg or shark tooth collector. Size: 8-1/2" x 11", soft bound, and 159 pages. Includes 17 pages of full color photos (exceptional specimens) and lots of B&W photos throughout. An exceptional "coffee table" book with amazing collection pieces to share with friends and guests.  Out of print.   ***Only one copy remaining***
"Desert Sharks"

Mark Renz

(Item - BB13)

$25

New

 "Desert Sharks" is now available in book. Excellent photos of Peru desert, museum displays, Peruvian shark teeth collections, shark dentitions, marine mammals, cultural photos, and Mark's story line. There are 193 pages with tons of photos. This is extensive look at fossil sharks and mammals in Peru.

"Sharks in the Sand"

Mark Renz

(Item - BB14)

$25  Peruvian sharks on DVD. A two DVD video. Excellent footage of exploring the Peru desert, museums, fossil excursions in search of Peruvian shark teeth and mammals, local expert interviews, and much more. Video runs for ~2 hrs. This is detailed overview at fossil sharks and mammals in Peru on video. Note - these DVDs play well on a PC DVD player. Some reported that they do not play on a DVD player tied to a TV.
"Fossil Shark Teeth of the World"

Joe Cocke

(Item - BB07)

$20  "A collector's guide." An excellent identification guide for the collector. This book covers more than 85 shark species with photos of typical teeth, common name, scientific name, age, size, and a description. Written in plain English. A great means to identify your shark tooth collection. 5-1/4' x 8-1/4", soft bound, 150 pages.
"The Collector's Guide to Fossil Sharks and Rays From the Cretaceous of Texas"

Welton & Farrish

(Item - BB12)

$35  An exceptional guide to the Cretaceous fossil shark and ray teeth of Texas. Features 220 pages, 80 species described, more than 150 high quality photos or illustrations. Size:  8-1/2" x 11", heavy wire ring binding/ soft back, glossy pages. A must have book for collectors and professionals for the Cretaceous teeth of Texas and elsewhere. One of my favorites!   Illustration of Teeth Described
"Fossil Collector's Guidebook to the North Sulfur River"

McKinzie, et. al.

(Item - BB05)

$35  An excellent guide to the late Cretaceous and Pleistocene fossils of the N. Sulfur River of Texas. Over 120 pages, 80 species in full color, and lots of B&W photos. Size:  8-1/2" x 11", hard bound, glossy pages. An exceptional guide to the N. Sulfur River teeth and other Cretaceous sites. Out of print.
"An Illustrated Guide to the British Middle Eocene Vertebrates"

Kemp, Kemp, & Ward

(Item - BB06)

$35  A fantastic guide to the shark teeth of the middle Eocene. Excellent illustrations throughout. Size: 5-1/2' x 8-1/2", soft bound, 59 pages. An excellent guide to the British and other locale Eocene teeth. Out of print.
"Neogene Fossils of North Carolina"

Chandler & Timmerman

(Item - BB08)

$12.50  The North Carolina Fossil Club provides an exceptional guide to the Miocene-Pliocene shark teeth from the Lee Creek mine. A must for the Lee Creek collector. Excellent illustrations. 5-1/2' x 8-1/2", soft bound, 42 pages. My recommendation for the collector's first reference guide to identify their Miocene - Pliocene age collection pieces.
"Cretaceous and Paleogene Fossils of North Carolina"

Chandler & Timmerman

(Item - BB09)

$12.50  The North Carolina Fossil Club provides an excellent guide to the Cretaceous - Eocene - Paleocene - Oligocene shark teeth from North Carolina.  Excellent illustrations. Size: 5-1/2' x 8-1/2", soft bound, 70 pages. My recommendation for the collector's first reference guide to identify their Cretaceous - Paleocene - Eocene collection pieces.
"Seal / Dolphin - A Skeletal Comparison of Two Marine Mammals"

John Timmerman

(Item - BB11)

$27.50  Another quality product from the North Carolina Fossil Club. The book provides an excellent review of the skeletal remains of two marine mammals commonly found in the Miocene to recent marine deposits. An excellent guide to identifying your fossil mammal finds.  Exceptional illustrations. Size: 8-1/2' x 11", soft bound, 77 pages.   ***Only one copy remaining***
"Sharktooth Hill Fossil Finder's Guide"

Hodson, et. al.

(Item - BB10)

$9.50  The Buena Vista Museum publishes an excellent guide to the fossil sharks of Sharktooth Hill. Originally sold with an educational kit, but now they are they just great guide books. Very nice illustrations of the teeth and sharks. Size: 5-1/2' x 8-1/2", soft bound, 15 pages. An excellent guide to the Miocene shark species of Sharktooth Hill.
"Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region"

Bretton Ward

(Item - BB04)

Out of Stock  A wonderful text covering the Cretaceous to Pliocene sharks of this eastern US region. Excellent text and illustrations - over 20 shark species dentitions are illustrated. Size: 8-1/2" x 11", soft bound, and 146 pages. A must have book for the serious collector. Out of print.

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