A rare Galecerdo cuvier tooth from Sumatra, Indonesia. These teeth were deposited in the Telisa formation - a shallow marine environment during the middle Miocene (approx. 15 million years ago.) D020 is the tooth on the right. A very unique collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.
Galeocerdo cuvier is the extant Tiger shark. Galeocerdo cuvier can reach lengths of 16’ and inhabits tropical and temperate waters. Its name derives from the dark stripes down its body, which resemble a tiger's pattern which fades by adulthood. Diet includes fish, marine mammals and reptiles. It is also known to attack man.
This collection represents a rare and very unusual collection of Miocene fossil shark teeth from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Few collectors have these teeth and even fewer have had the opportunity to collect this site as I did!