Galeocerdo latidens         

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A Top Quality Galeocerdo latidens, an extinct Tiger shark, tooth from the phosphate mines of Hahotoe, Togo. A challenging Tiger shark tooth to find! Excellent color and preservation. This tooth is Lutetian age (45 MYA), lower middle Eocene. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. Near Perfect tooth.

TG122         SIZE: 3/4"

Note - Adding 117 shark teeth from Togo in March 2022.    Link to Togo Shark Teeth


This catalog contains very nice teeth from an extinct rare very early Tiger shark, Galeocerdo latidens.  A very difficult teeth to find! These teeth are well preserved with good color, and they represent a geologic age that is different from other localities. They are Lutetian age (45 MYA), lower middle Eocene. So, this deposit is older than the Moroccan early Eocene & Cretaceous phosphate teeth and younger than the Moroccan late Eocene Dhakla fossils.

Togo is a small West African national situated between Ghana and Benin. If you still have no idea where Togo resides, it is to the west of Nigeria. Togo’s leading industry is phosphate mining and phosphate ore is one of their main exports. And where there is phosphate, good marine fossils are often found.