Fossilized Shark Tooth

Fossilized Shark Tooth

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Caption: Fossilized shark tooth from the Hawthorne Formation of South Carolina. The fossil was found in either Charleston, Colleton or Beaufort County, South Carolina. The fossil dates from the Miocene/Pliocene Age, between 5 and 15 million years ago, and could be from either a Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) or the extinct Carcharocles megalodon.

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Keywords: carcharocles, carcharocles megalodon, carcharodon, carcharodon carcharias, formation, fossil, fossilized, hawthorne, miocene, nature, pliocene, shark, shark tooth, south carolina, tooth, white shark

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