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EXTINCT MAKO SHARK TEETH FOSSILS
As one of the fastest sharks in the ocean, the modern Mako shark can attain burst swimming speeds of up to 50 km/h and can leap clear of the water to heights of up to 6 meters.
These qualities have made this species a sought after sport fish.
The shortfin mako can grow to lengths of 3.9 meters. There is still some uncertainty about its life-span, but it is suspected to reach ages of between 11-23 years.
The following Mako shark teeth fossil is from an extinct ancestor of the modern Mako, and probably grew a lot larger!
5.8cm MAKO SHARK TOOTH FOSSIL!
Genuine ancient fossil - not a replica!
Please note that the images are greatly enlarged to show detail.
The tooth has been cleaned and polished but no repairs or restoration have been done.
Measurements were taken with a vernier and measures as follows:
Left slant - 58.5mm
Right slant - 53.0mm
Weight - 14.9 gram
Origin: South Carolina U.S.A.
Image below only indicates how measurements are taken and tooth in image is not included.
Reverse side view:
View of the root area:
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