Asteracanthus sp. – Tooth (Dorset)
Species Name: Asteracanthus sp.
Age: Jurassic, Kimmeridgian, approximately 152 to 157 Mya
Location: Near Weymouth, Dorset
Asteracanthus teeth collected from Weymouth, Dorset, UK. Asteracanthus is an extinct genus of shark and fossils of this genus range from the Devonian through to the Cretaceous in age. This particular tooth is of Kimmeridgian age, that's approximately 152 to 157 million years ago during the Jurassic period. The teeth are approximately 1 cm in length but naturally this may vary slightly and they are supplied individually in a small plastic bags with an information labels.