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INTRODUCTION SINCE TEETH ARE THE HARDEST PART OF VERTEBRATE ANIMALS, THEY ARE MOST LIKELY TO BECOME FOSSILIZED. TEETH ARE A GREAT SOURCE FOR DISCOVERING INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANIMAL. THEY CAN EASILY IDENTIFY THE PARTICULAR ANIMAL, THEIR SIZE AND DIET.
SHARK'S TEETH ARE THE MOST COMMON VERTEBRATE FOSSIL FOUND IN FLORIDA. A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHY THIS IS TRUE IS THE LEMON SHARK. THE LEMON SHARK TYPICALLY HAS 6 TO 7 ROWS OF PARALLEL TEETH TOTALING 64 TEETH. THESE TEETH ARE LOOSELY ANCHORED IN THE JAW AND CONTINUALLY FALL OUT. DURING A TYPICAL YEAR, THE LEMON SHARK CAN PRODUCE MORE THAN 3,000 TEETH. THE FOSSILS SEEN ON THE IDENTIFICATION PAGE AS WELL AS THE ONE'S YOU'LL RECEIVE IF ORDERING, ARE FROM THE CENOZOIC ERA. THE CENOZOIC ERA IS SPLIT UP INTO EPOCHS. YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO SEE A TIME TABLE. BACK
IDENTIFICATION PAGE 10 TEETH FOR $1.00