Alopias palatasi : No. Carolina        

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A High Quality Ultra Rare Alopias palatasi shark tooth, the extinct serrated Giant Thresher shark from the Meherrin River copper red site in No. Carolina. An August 2020 Fossil of the Month offering. An excellent serrated tooth. Very good preservation and condition. This tooth is middle Miocene age, Hertford Co., NC. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. An ultra rare collectors' tooth. Try finding one of these teeth!  I have seen less than six in 30 years.

NC501          SIZE: 1-5/16"

Posting six Giant Thresher shark teeth in August 2020.   Link to Thresher sharks.

Alopias palatasi, with heavily serrated crowns, is the one of the rarest forms of the three Giant Thresher sharks that appeared in the Miocene. These Giant Thresher sharks include - 

  • Alopias grandis -  Giant Thresher with non-serrate teeth 
  • Trigonotodus alteri - Giant Thresher with non-serrate teeth which have side cusps
  • Alopias palatasi- Giant Thresher with serrated teeth

Alopias palatasi teeth finds are generally believed to be limited to Maryland, Virginia, No. Carolina, So. Carolina. Supposedly, there is also a Sharktooth Hill example or two.

Exceptionally rare species, and try finding one in any color; let alone in copper-red colors. The serrated Giant Thresher is one of the rarest teeth from the Miocene to find! An incredibly challenging tooth to find at this site. A very rare offering for the rare shark tooth collectors!