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Statens Naturhistorisk Museum
Sten Lennart Jakobsen
An almost complete tooth, strongly labio-lingually flattened with a prominent principal cusp and two small distal cusplets. The principal cusp is sigmoid and is carrying serration on the lower half of the mesial cutting edge. Both the principal cusp and the cusplets are distally bent. The root has a large slightly concave basal face and both the mesial and the distal edges of the root are tapered, the distal edges more so.
This tooth is an upper lateral tooth from a Hexanchiform shark, belonging to the genus
, but it is not possible to determine the tooth to species level.
Only very few shark teeth have been found from the Kerteminde Mergel so far and they appear to be very scarce. The find of this tooth offer us yet another small glimpse of the marine vertebrate fauna of the Paleocene of Denmark of which we know so little.