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Our shark teeth for sale from Shark Tooth Hill near Bakersfield, California feature Mako shark teeth specimen. This is the common name for the species Carcharodon isurus.

Shark tooth hill is a famous fossil bone bed near Bakersfield, California. It was formed between 15 .2 and 15.9 million years ago, during the Miocene Epoch of the Cenozoic Era. While it is best know to fossil hunters for it’s impressive megalodon teeth this area has shark teeth of all kinds as well as the bones of seals, turtles, whales, fish, and land mamals.

It was created during a time when the climate was warm and sea levels were very high. California’s central valley was an inland sea called the Temblor Sea. For reasons still being debated the bones of marine life accumulated near what is now Bakersfield. 

This area is the richest bone deposit of Marine animals in the world! Today it covers about 50 square miles from 6 to 20 inches thick, with an average 200 bones per square yard!

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