Question by  Wells (23)

How do you identify fossil shark teeth?

I have found what I believe to be shark teeth that has been fossilized?


Answer by  Janesauricic (107)

Fossil sharks teeth are trangular, usually black with some grey or tan possible at the top. They are common on some beaches; in Florida they sell post cards identifying the type of tooth. Your library should have a book with pictures so you can be sure.


Answer by  aeturnus (474)

Fossilized shark teeth are often found along the beach, and they can be identified in part by looking for a black root with a gray-colored crown.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

A fossil contains the original tooth and will look the same as an unfossilised tooth. Obtain a nonfossil tooth. Your fossil will have exactly the same anatomy only it will also be stone. Pebbles that have the same general shape as a shark tooth may be fossils, look for a stone with tooth anatomy.

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