USA - Illinois Fossil Shark Teeth - Shark Tooth Listing By Species

A selection of rare Edestus heinrichi and Edestus mirus, the "Scissor" tooth or Coal shark, are very rare Pennsylvanian age shark found in an underground coal mines in 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.

Scientific nameCommon Name
Edestus heinrichi (22)Coal shark
Edestus mirus (0)Coal shark