Carcharodon hubbelli

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    C201T BoP
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    Overview

    An incredibly sized, Top Quality Great White shark transition tooth (Carcharodon hubbelli) from Chile. An August 2019 Fossil of the MonthThis ULTRA RARE, MONSTER sized Great White tooth measures 2-15/16" - a huge upper jaw PRINCIPAL ANTERIOR tooth. This tooth is an ultra rare Carcharodon hubbelli with small serrations at the base of the cutting edge that disappear towards the tip. High quality enamel! Excellent color. Incredible large "gum line" and a wide root .This was a big shark. Exceptional preservation - note the preserved nutrient hole on the root. Absolutely no repair or restoration. An ultra rare BIG Chilean Great White transition tooth. One of my finest remaining exceptionally large Carcharodon hubbelli tooth. You don't see these big, top quality GW transition teeth any more. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed.

    C201T  BoP        Size: 2-15/16"

    Note - Adding 7 new Chilean Great White Transition teeth in August 2019    Link to Great White shark teeth

    This catalog contains exceptional teeth from an unique form of the Great White shark Transitional Teeth which were recently named as Carcharodon hubbelli (announcement below)**. These teeth are noted for their wide triangular crowns which exhibit little to no serrations along the top one half to one third of the crown. These are the transitional teeth along the evolutionary path between Isurus hastalis or Isurus xiphodon (the Big-toothed Mako shark ) and the Great White shark, C. carcharias. The Chile teeth are thought to represent the true transition to the Great White shark which evolved in the Pacific Ocean.  These are very unique collector's items. These teeth are fairly rare (less than 1 per 200 GW teeth found!) and very showy, making them an excellent addition to your Great White shark tooth collection. Great White transition teeth of this size, color, and quality are rarely seen.Please have a look while the supply lasts. Note - a few of the earliest transition serration patterns ("Escheri type") are included! All teeth are museum to near museum quality teeth. 

    ** New Identification in Nov. 2012 - Please note that the Carcharodon carcharias transition teeth have been renamed to Carcharodon hubbelli in honor of Gordon Hubbell who found a complete jaw / partial skeleton in Peru. This find also further solidifies popular opinion that the Great White shark is a descendent of the extinct Big-tooth Mako shark (Isurus xiphodon or Isurus hastalis). Hubbell's skeleton was dated to the late Miocene (6.5 MMYA) which puts it as an intermediate between the Big-tooth Mako and the Great White shark which evolves in the Pliocene, approximately 3 MMYA. The So. American Great White shark transition teeth are incredible and the Chilean teeth offer exceptional size and quality.

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    Size2-7/8" (2-1/16" W)
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