Large Snaggletooth dentition
This composite dentition is of an extinct species of snaggletooth shark called Hemipristis serra that lived around 20 million years ago. The composite dentition consists of 52 teeth from different snaggletooth sharks that lived and died here in Aurora, NC. This particular shark is known for having a uniquely shaped tooth in each position of the mouth. The average size of each tooth is 3 to 3.5 centimeters.