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Sharks

: : Inquiries regarding tooth identifications can be made to Dana Ehret at dehret@monmouth.edu. Please be sure to include clear images with your inquiry to assist with identification of your shark tooth.











Fossil Sharks

Fossil Sharks

What are fossil sharks? How do fossils form? Click on this section to find out more!

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Fossil and Modern Shark Teeth

Fossil and Modern Shark Teeth

General information on fossil and modern shark teeth including answers to commonly asked questions including how shark teeth become fossils, where you can find fossil shark teeth, how to determine if your shark tooth is a fossil or recent, and much more!

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Shark Tooth Identification Guide

Shark Tooth Identification Guide

This easy to use illustrated shark identification guide will assist you in identifying sharks teeth more commonly found in the southeastern US. Twenty two genera are documented with photographs and/or illustrations as well as detailed descriptions. 12 fossil shark families are represented and include: Lamnidae, Otodontidae, Alopiidae, Odontaspidae, Carcharhinidae, Sphyrnidae, Hemigaleidae, Triakidae, Echinorhinidae, Hexanchidae, Ginglymostomatidae, and Squatinidae.

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Megalodon: Largest Shark That Ever Lived

Megalodon

At 60 feet in length, Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived and a dominant marine predator. In this section, you will learn more about the life history of this magnificent creature that once lived in the world's oceans.

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Fossil Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History

Fossil Shark Research

Ongoing fossil shark research at the Florida Museum of Natural History includes an indepth look the ongoing research on the evolution and origins of the white shark.

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Fossil Shark Education

Fossil Shark Education

You will find educational materials pertaining to fossil sharks for use in the classroom including an educator's guide to the Megalodon.

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Fossil Shark Images

Fossil Shark Images

Shark teeth photos submitted to our online image gallery as well as photos from ongoing scientific research at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Fossil Shark Links

Fossil Shark Links

Links to other web sites on fossil sharks throughout the world.

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Fossil Shark References

Fossil Shark References

The fossil shark references web page lists scientific publications for those wishing to learn more about fossil sharks and fossil shark teeth. (pdf files are available for some of these listed publications.)

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Fossil Sharks