Alopias palatasi : Calvert Cliffs

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An ultra rare Alopias palatasi shark tooth, the extinct serrated Giant Thresher, from Calvert Cliffs, Maryland. An August 2020 Fossil of the Month offering. Nice blue color. Serration are well developed. Very good preservation and condition.  These teeth are rarely found and seen. An ultra rare collectors' tooth in high quality condition. Try finding one of these teeth! Authenticity guaranteed.    

MD034           SIZE: 1-1/4"

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

Alopias palatasi is a very rare form of the three Giant Thresher sharks that appeared and went extinct in the Miocene. These large 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 palatsi teeth finds are generally believed to be limited to Maryland, Virginia, No. Carolina, and So. Carolina. Supposedly, there is also a Sharktooth Hill example or two.

These were large sharks and believed to be the size of a Great White shark.

Exceptionally rare species, and try finding one in any color. This Giant Thresher is a rare tooth from the Miocene epoch to find! An incredibly challenging tooth to find at this site.