Edestus heinrichi

SKU
I05
Out of stock
$250.00
Overview

very rare, Top Quality Edestus heinrichi shark tooth, from Herrin, Illinois. This is a Paleozoic shark that lived in swamps that our now underground coal deposits. Excellent preservation and serrations. Note - root is covered with pyrite - very cool. The Edestus shark would have an upper and lower tooth whorl that are vertically opposed. Research showed that they could use their opposing teeth in a scissor-like motion to cut prey. It is the first animal to cut vertically. A very strange looking and unique acting shark. Shark recreation image is credited to Julio Lacerdo. These rare teeth are Pennsylvanian age from Illinois. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. A full pyrite coated root is rare.

I05             SIZE: 1-1/2"   (Root 2-5/16")

Adding 15 Edestus shark specimens in August 2020.    Link to Edestus shark.