Fossil Benedini Shark Teeth

Paratodus Benedini (False Mako) teeth are from a prehistoric pelagic species and date back as far as 16mya. Benedini shark teeth have been found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the United States, yet their commonality amongst when compared to shark teeth of similar age is extremely rare. This may be due to the species preference of deep ocean waters, where many of the teeth “shed” by the shark are located in waters to deep to allow fossilization and accessibility by humans. In turn, extensive research of the species has not been conducted. Despite the limited amount of information, one cannot help but appreciate the beauty of the wicked curvature and oversized broad rounded root!