Sphyrna mokarran (Great Hammerhead)

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A rare Sphyrna mokarran tooth, the Great Hammerhead shark, from Sumatra, Indonesia. These teeth were deposited in the Telisa formation - a shallow marine environment during the middle Miocene (approx. 15 million years ago.) A unique collector's tooth. These teeth are finely serrated. D044 is the top quality tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.

D044        SIZE: 7/16"

Note - 6 new Sumatran Hammerhead teeth added in January 2018.       Link to Sumatran teeth.

Sphyrna mokarran, the Great Hammerhead, is the largest hammerhead shark, found world-wide in warm water and tropical seas. This species can grow to 20. Sphyrna mokarran is named for its large size.  It also can be easily recognized by the unique shape of its head which appears like a "hammer". Feeds on fish, cephalopods, other sharks and sting rays and is rarely 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!