A VERY RARE, Top Quality Hexanchus griseus posterior tooth from the Caldera Basin of Chile. This iscomplete lower jaw posterior tooth from a large shark. Superb preservation and color. Four small primary cusps. An excellent root - very unique & difficult to find! A Perfect tooth tooth. Authenticity guaranteed. A rare collector's tooth. Unfortunately there are no more teeth coming from this site. This rare piece is from an old collection. This is the first true posterior tooth that I have seen!
This catalog contains gorgeous teeth from the Six-gilled or cow shark, Hexanchus griseus. Hexanchus teeth are one of the scarce and well preserved fossils that are unique to the Caldera Basin site in Chile. The highly desirable lower jaw teeth are very large and noted for a saw-like row of cusps and wide rectangular roots. Upper jaw teeth vary from single crowns to fewer multi-crowns. These top quality shark teeth are fairly rare, very showy and difficult to find, making them an excellent addition to your shark teeth collection. These teeth are rarely seen for sale and the Chile site is producing some phenomenal specimens (more so than any where else in the world!). Those who have hunted in the Lee Creek mine know how difficult it is to find this tooth.
Please note that exceptional Hexanchus griseus teeth are very difficult to locate. Most of these teeth are destroyed when collected due to their fragile nature or are covered with matrix that is too hard to remove. Thus, you will often find many incomplete or broken teeth on the market. An incredible group of perfect or near perfect teeth from old inventory. No repair to any of these teeth and they are typically found broken! You will never see a group of top quality teeth this large! No new inventory in ~15 years! These fantastic Museum Quality teeth for the discriminating collector and bargain priced for a rare and fragile tooth! Get one while they last.
Note - lower jaw teeth sizes are expressed in width.