Big-tooth Mako shark (Broad form) - aka Isurus xiphodon & Cosmopolitodus hastalis

This catalog contains quality large teeth from the Big-tooth or Broad-tooth “Mako” shark (Broad form) are noted for their wide, unserrrated triangular crowns and large  rectangular roots. They are very showy, making them an excellent addition to your Mako shark tooth collection. These are top quality Mako teeth from Lee Creek. No repair in this group!

What’s in a name? For the fifty years, Isurus hastalis was known to me and others as the big Mako shark tooth that collectors sought from Miocene – Pliocene deposits. Everyone wanted to find a big Mako tooth. In 2001, Purdy (Smithsonsian) resurrected Isurus xiphodon for the broad-form Mako teeth at Lee Creek. It made sense, but now it is not considered a valid species. In 1964, Glikman proposed the Cosmopolitodus genus for the "hastalis" shark as Isurus hastalis was related to the Great White shark rather than the Mako. This convention was not adopted in the scientific community until the last decade; particularly with the naming of the Carcharodon hubbelli, the Great White transition tooth (late Miocene). There is also a push to rename the shark formerly known as Isurus hastalis to Carcharodon hastalis recognizing that it is an early form of the Great White shark. Ok, Isurus hastalis and Isurus xiphodon names going away, but the future name for "hastlis" appears to be unsettled. What do we call this shark if it is not a Mako? More to come in my Blog article.

This is one of the best groups of Lee Creek  Broad-tooth "Mako" teeth that you will ever see with an excellent color selection. These teeth are from an old collection from the good old days. There are not too many left.


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  1. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $495.00

    A HUGE, High Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth, Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus) - upper jaw anterior tooth from the Lee Creek mine, Aurora, No. Carolina. A November Fossil of the Month. This tooth has a rich tan crown and a tan root. Excellent color! Razor sharp cutting edge. No nicks. Some hydrations cracks on an otherwise exceptional tooth. This is a masive tooth (2-3/8" wide). Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Near perfect tooth. A fantastic collector's BIG Mako tooth. Authenticity guaranteed. You rarely see BIG LC Mako teeth offered for sale!

    LC301          Size: 3-1/8"   (2-3/8" W)

      

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  2. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $55.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, Top Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - lower jaw anterior tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Near perfect tooth. An excellent collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC306        Size: 2-5/16"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  3. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $55.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, Top Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - lower jaw anterior tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Near perfect tooth. A fantastic collector's tooth.  Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC315       Size: 2-1/16"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  4. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $45.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, High Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - upper jaw lateral tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan root. Excellent color! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Extra wide root. An excellent collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC303        Size: 2-7/16"+

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  5. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $45.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, Top Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - lower jaw anterior tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Near perfect tooth. An excellent collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC318       Size: 2"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  6. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $45.00

    A LARGE, Top Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - upper jaw lateral tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Near perfect tooth. A fantastic collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC323       Size: 1-15/16"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  7. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $45.00

    A LARGE, Top Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - upper jaw anterior tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Near perfect tooth. A fantastic collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC324       Size: 1-15/16"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  8. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $45.00

    A LARGE, Top Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - lower jaw anterior tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Near perfect tooth. An excellent collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC326       Size: 1-13/16"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  9. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $35.00

    A LARGE, Top Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - upper jaw lateral tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. Near perfect tooth. An excellent collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC327       Size: 1-3/4"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  10. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $0.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, High Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - upper jaw anterior tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a tan colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. An excellent collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC308        Size: 2-1/4"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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  11. Isurus hastalis (Cosmopolitodus hastalis)
    $0.00

    An EXTRA LARGE, High Quality Broad-tooth Mako shark tooth - upper jaw anterior tooth from Lee Creek, No. Carolina. This tooth has a rich blue & tan crown and a brown colored root. Excellent colors! Razor sharp cutting edge. Excellent preservation - note nutrient hole on root. An excellent collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

    LC309       Size: 2-1/4"

    Note - Adding 30 new Lee Creek Big "Mako" teeth in April 2018.     Link to Lee Creek Broad Form Mako Teeth.   

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