Shark Teeth

The fossils were imaged with an Intell Intel.Play QX3 computer microscope at a magnification of 60X.   The image field of each image is 3 mm wide.  PD - Penn-Dixie Quarry Site.

See references at bottom of page.

Omalodus grabaui (Hussakof & Bryant, 1918)
pdta1a.jpg (4295 bytes)pdta1b.jpg (4482 bytes) (labial & lingual views) PD-T030

pdta2a.jpg (4687 bytes)
pdta2b.jpg (4263 bytes) (labial & lingual views) PD-T035

pdta3a.jpg (4152 bytes)pdta3b.jpg (4143 bytes) (labial & lingual views) PD-T036


Phoebodus sp. cf. P. fastigatus Ginter & Ivanov (1992)
pd-t025a.jpg (7642 bytes)
pd-t025b.jpg (8154 bytes) (labial & dorsal views) PD-T025
pd-t026c.jpg (7012 bytes)
pd-t026b.jpg (7852 bytes) (labial & dorsal views) PD-T026
pd-t024a.jpg (6971 bytes)
pd-t024b.jpg (6108 bytes) (labial & dorsal views) PD-T024

Wellerodus wellsi
Turner 1997
pd-t016.jpg (8262 bytes)
pd-t017.jpg (6300 bytes)
(Partials, exhibiting striations) PD-T016 (l) and PD-T017 (r)

Protacrodus sp.?
pd-t11b.jpg (32161 bytes)pd-t11a.jpg (29341 bytes) (labial & lingual views) PD-T011
pd-t09a.jpg (33556 bytes)
pd-t09b.jpg (42542 bytes)
A "family" of three teeth - PD-T009

Unknown species

pd-t14a.jpg (41339 bytes)pd-t14b.jpg (40722 bytes) PD-T014

pd-t15b.jpg (35576 bytes)pd-t15a.jpg (35158 bytes) PD-T015



Hussakof, L., and Bryant, W. (1918) Catalog of fossil fishes in the Museum of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences.  Bull. Buff. Soc. Nat. Sci. XII, 346 pp.

Ginter, M., and Ivanov, A. (1992) Devonian phoebodont shark teeth. Acta Paleontologica Polonica 37, 55-75.

Ginter, M., and Turner, S. (1999) The early Famennian  recovery of phoebodont sharks. Acta Geologica Polonica 49, 105-117.

Turner, S. (1997) "Dittodus" species of Eastman 1899 and Hussakof and Bryant 1918 (Mid to Late Devonian.  Modern Geology 21, 87-110.

Page last revised May 27, 2001