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Fossils - Shark teeth and vertebrae, L size

Fossils - Shark teeth and vertebrae, L size

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Fossils - Shark teeth and vertebrae, set of 3, single piece

The showy and large Cosmopolitodus planus and Fossilized teeth and one tail vertebra of Striatolamia species (3 pieces). The Miocene epoch, approx. 20 million years ago. Herring sharks (Lamnidae) are a family of fish living in the oceans belonging to the herring sharks. The oldest herring shark fossils are also dated to the Cretaceous period. The fossils include, among others, Carcharodon megalodon, which lived in the Pleistocene period and grew up to 20 meters long. Today there are five species of herring sharks and they are divided into three genera. Cosmopolitodus is an extinct genus of herring shark that lived during the Oligocene Epoch (ca. 33.7–23.8 million years ago) and the Early Pleistocene (ca. 1.0 million years ago). Cosmopolitodus hastalis is the type species of the genus. The second species is Isurus planus, which was transferred to the genus in 2021 and renamed Cosmopolitodus planus. The fossilized teeth of the species in question are generally very large, up to more than 7.5 cm long. C. planus is believed to have been the ancestor of today's great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Striatolamia is another extinct genus of skunks that belonged to the family Odontaspididae. These huge sharks lived from the early Paleocene to the late Miocene. The collection includes two tooth fragments and one spinal vertebra. In good condition. Age-appropriate light wear, cracks and chips. Soil, dirt and dust. Teeth size approx. 63mm x 34mm and 36mm x 24mm. Sold as a set.

Symbol meaning

Shark teeth symbolize masculine energy, strength, protection and potency. Sailors and surfers of our time have worn a shark's tooth around their necks for the same reason; to give physical strength and to protect against attacks by sharks or other sea beasts. The teeth have also been considered to protect against getting lost at sea and even drowning, after all, sharks are the rulers of the seas. In the Middle Ages and especially the Renaissance

during this period, killing with various poisons was a popular way to get rid of unwanted family members, business partners or enemies. Fossilized shark teeth were used to protect against poisoning and were carried around in the form of an amulet. Sometimes they were even ground up and mixed with wine to neutralize toxins. It was believed that a fossilized shark's tooth brought along at dinner parties would change color if the food or drink was poisoned.

Carrying a shark's tooth is believed to protect the wearer from symbolic attacks, getting lost, and accidents. The tooth supports masculine energy, strength and self-confidence. It has also been considered to act as a guide and a spiritual guide in difficult and challenging situations.

Ritual use

Individually or in a group on the altar, in grids. Can also be worn around the neck like an amulet.

Note! Fossils are natural products, j so each of them is its own unique individual. Because of this, colors, shapes and brightness may vary. The condition varies from moderate to good and they have wear, fractures and small chips typical of fossils.

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