USA - Illinois Fossil Shark Teeth

Buried Treasure Fossils offers Edestus heinrichi and Edestus mirus, the Coal shark, are very rare Pennsylvanian age shark found in an underground coal mine in Sparta, Illinois. The tooth exhibits a unique broad triangular crown with huge serrations. The roots are also quite unique as they appear as long arms with the crown at the end. The roots would interlock to form a "tooth whorl." These teeth are well preserved. The Edestus teeth are from the Anna Shale Fm. (Carbondale Group) - approx. 300 million years in age. It is always difficult locating these rare teeth. No repair or restoration to any of these teeth! Authenticity guaranteed. Have a look.

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  1. Edestus heinrichi                            
    $250.00

    LARGE,  very rare Edestus heinrichi tooth, from a very early shark. Whirl length is 1-5/8". Exceptional preservation and condition with extra large serrations. These rare teeth are Pennsylvanian age from Illinois. A GEM collector's tooth.

    I002             SIZE: 7/8"

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  2. Edestus heinrichi                            
    $225.00

    An EXTRA LARGE,  very rare Edestus heinrichi tooth, from a very early shark. Whirl length is 3-5/8". Excellent preservation - fair condition with extra large serrations. These rare teeth are Pennsylvanian age from Illinois. 

    I001             SIZE: 1-1/8"

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  3. Edestus mirus                                 
    $150.00

    An EXTRA LARGEextra rare Edestus mirus tooth, from a very early shark. Whirl length is 1-5/8". Excellent preservation - very good condition with well defined serrations. These rare teeth are Pennsylvanian age from Illinois. E. mirus is the more rare species! 

    I008               SIZE: 13/16"

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