Carcharodon hubbelli

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    C203T
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    $395.00
    Overview

    A rare TOP QUALITY, Great White shark transition tooth, Carcharodon hubbelli. An upper jaw lateral tooth. This C. hubbelli tooth has coarse/blocky serrations at the base of the cutting edge, transition to fine serrations at mid crown and disappear towards the tip. This tooth has an excellent tan colored crown and brown root with well pronounced maroon colored gum line. Excellent color! No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. An exceptional Great White transition form!  It will be extremely difficult to locate Carcharodon hubbelli since there is no new supply. Museum Quality. 

    C203T           SIZE: 2-1/8"

    Note - Adding 7 new C. hubbelli (GW transition) teeth in August 2019      Link to GW Transition 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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    Size1-15/16"
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