Dykeius garethi

    SKU
    CD96
    Out of stock
    $950.00
    Overview

    A Very Rare, Top Quality Dykeius garethi tooth from Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada. An August Fossil of the Month. This is a new genius from the Late Cretaceous deep water Northumberland Formation deposit. Another unique species of Chlamydoselachiform shark, the Frill shark. This is the largest Frill shark in the deposit with teeth over 1" tall (28.5 mm). These teeth exhibit classic Frill shark design with a central cusp flanked by two lateral cusps. Dykeius teeth are taller than wide. The crown is complete with one cusp tip reattached and the root is complete. Highest quality enamel. No repair. A very difficult tooth to locate and an excellent collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed. This incredible specimen is from a 20 year old collection. An excellent Frill shark specimen!

    CD96              SIZE: 7/16"  Height     On HOLD

    Note - Adding 64 Hornby Island deep water shark teeth.   ->   Link to all Hornby Island shark teeth.

    The Northumberland Formation exposed on Hornby Island, British Columbia contains one of the best known assemblages of Late Cretaceous deep water sharks in the world. The deposit is Late Campanian in age (about 74 million years old). There are 30 species of sharks identified and 17 species were newly named in 2019. These deep water species belong to the Chlamydoselachiformes, Hexanchiformes, Squaliformes, and Echinorhiniformes. They include the rare and highly sought after Chlamydoselachus or Frill shark teeth.

    The collection that I am offering was assembled 20 years ago. I have always been very interested in the Hornby Island site since I found out about it 20 years ago, but teeth were never available. Now, I am offering an opportunity to purchase shark teeth from 16 rare deep water species (64+ specimens) including 3 different Frill shark species.  Many of these species were newly named in 2019 for the Hornby Island shark teeth since they differed from their European /other counterparts.

    An incredible location to build your rare shark tooth collection.

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