Fossil vs. Modern Shark Teeth

Tooth Morphology & Glossary

shark tooth morphology

Types of Teeth
Glossary of Fossil Shark Tooth-Related Terms


Common questions about modern and fossil shark teeth

How do shark teeth become fossilized?
Why do we only find shark's teeth and not much else in the fossil shark record?
Why are fossil shark teeth different colors?
Where can you find fossil shark teeth?
How can you determine if a shark tooth is a fossil or recent?
How can age of fossil shark teeth be determined?
Is it difficult to identify the species of shark represented by a fossil shark tooth?