FOSSILS OF NEW JERSEY
Eocene Tiger Shark
Galeocerdo eaglesomei is restricted to the Eocene
and has similar characteristics to the commonly found Miocene tiger Galeocerdo aduncus.
These teeth have broad compressed
mesial side of the crown has a slight curve with medium serrations.
Unlike G. aduncus the
of the tooth does not possess the distinct notch and very coarse serrations. The root
lobes are rounded, and a shallow but distinct nutrient grove is
present. When viewed from the lingual side the basil margin of the root
dips approximately halfway down the crown. These teeth average between 1/2 to 3/4's of
an inch and may reach upwards of 1 inch.
Top row lingual view, bottom labial.
The serrations on the distal side are coarser than the
mesial side, but
A very rare