Trichiurides sagittidens (Bony fish)

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    A rare, EXTRA LARGE Trichiurides sagittidens 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.) A very unique collector's tooth. D141 is the top quality tooth on the left. Authenticity guaranteed.

    D141 (Left)       SIZE: 11/16"

    Note - 12 new Sumatran Trichiurides sagittidens teeth added in January 2018.     Link to Sumatran teeth.

    Trichiurides sagittidens is a bony fish belonging to the Trichiurids. They had long compressed bodies with dagger like teeth. Their teeth have a characteristic "barb-like" triangle at the tip which they used to feed on fish and squid. Trichiurides inhabited tropical and warm temperate seas and are usually found at shallow tp moderate depths. 

    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!