Isurus oxyrhinchus                    

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    A TOP QUALITY, Isurus oxyrhincus tooth, the Shortfin Mako, from the Meherrin River, No. Carolina. An Upper jaw antero-lateral tooth with a wicked hook. Good copper red color with exceptional gloss. The root shows very nice detail. Absolutely great preservation and condition - sharp edges and tip - very clean. Great color!   

    NC367              SIZE: 1-7/16"

    Gorgeous copper red colored teeth found in Hertford County in NE North Carolina. Please note that these Isurus oxyrhinchus teeth are noted for their unique copper red color and excellent preservation. This color is rarely seen  -  adding to the value of these Makos. All teeth listed are near museum quality or better. Absolutely NO restoration or repair in this group! Try finding one of these species with the rare copper red colors!

    NC Red Site Mako shark teethThe Meherrin River site includes an excellent assortment of Miocene – Pliocene Mako shark teeth including the Shortfin Mako teeth (I. desori and I. oxyrhinchus), Longfin Mako teeth (I. retroflexus), and Isurus hastalis, the Great White shark precursor.

    Shortfin Mako - Isurus oxyrinchus, the extant Shortfin Mako, the descended from Isurus praecursor (late Eocene) and Isurus desori (Oligocene- Miocene).

    Isurus praecursor --> Isurus desori --> Isurus oxyrinchus

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