July 12, 2024  
Fossil Hunting

Fossil Forum

Fossil Chat


Fossil Articles

Paleo Cartoons

Contact Us

Fossil Hunting Excursions

Image Galleries

Fossil Links

Trip Reports

  You are here:  View      

Rare Eocene Cow Shark Hexanchus agassizi

This is a very rare find from Lafarge. I’ve been hunting at Lafarge for six years and this is my first complete super hero specimen from the quarry. I counted thirteen cones on this tooth. The thirteenth cone is very tiny and hard to see from the photos. Not one single cone is damaged and the root is all there too.

Age Eocene Epoch
Category Shark Teeth
Formation Santee Limestone
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
Species Hexanchus agassizi
Width 11/16 inches

Date Added7/22/2008

The ground shot!
The area I circled is where I discovered the tooth on the block of limestone.
In this photo I put the Hexanchus agassizi next to a Hexanchus gigas (width 1 9/16”) for size reference. To give you a better idea on how small it looks.

Finding the elusive Hexanchus agassizi
Finding the elusive Hexanchus agassizi





Copyright 2011 by www.blackriverfossils.org Terms Of Use Privacy Statement