Prodacrodus shark teeth fossils, SEM

Prodacrodus shark teeth fossils, SEM

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Caption: Prodacrodus shark teeth fossils. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Fossilised teeth from an extinct shark prodacrodus from the late devonian and early carboniferous period. Prodactus belonged to the class chondrichthian a diverse group of cartilaginous fishes that includes the sharks, skates and rays. Few fossilised remains of prehistoric sharks exist because their skeletons were formed of cartilage, a less durable material than bone. Shark teeth are made of a bone-like enamel-coated substance that is more readily fossilised. Some of the ancient sharks reached enormous sizes and had teeth reaching over 17 centimetres in length. Magnification: x80 at 10cm wide.

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