A LARGE, GEM Bone Valley Hemipristis serra shark tooth from Polk Co., Florida. Highest quality enamel. A blue & burgundy crown with a white root. Exceptional color! Lower jaw tooth. Sharp side denticals. An excellent white root. Great eye appeal. A BIG Bone Valley collector's Hemipristis tooth. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. You don't see these any more!
This catalog contains very nice specimens from the Snaggletooth shark, Hemipristis serra. Hemipristis serra or Snaggletooth sharkis an extinct species of Weasel shark which evolved during the Oligocene epoch. The Hemipristis shark exists today, but it is smaller than its Miocene - Pliocene cousin. Bone Valley Hemipristis teeth are Miocene age (10-15 million years ago). The Snaggletooth shark teeth are very unique and significantly vary in design depending upon tooth position in the jaw. They are highly sought after by collectors.
Bone Valley - Excellent shark teeth are recovered from the Bone Valley Fm. in Florida. These teeth can be very colorful and well preserved. The Bone Valley Fm. is a middle to late Miocene deposit in central Florida. The phosphate mining operations in Polk Co. has uncovered the majority Bone Valley fossils. Access to the phosphate mine dumps is very limited and appears to be highly restricted to a few fossil club entries. Exceptional Bone Valley Fm. shark teeth are also recovered offshore Golden Beach and Venice Beach.
Note - all teeth sizes are slant height unless otherwise noted.