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Shark Tooth

Georgia State Fossil

Carcharodon megalodon fossil shark tooth Aurora, North Carolina, USA.  Photo by James St. John / Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Fossil of Georgia

Georgia designated the shark tooth as the official state fossil in 1976. All State Fossils

A fairly common fossil on the Georgia coastal plain, fossilized shark teeth are prized by collectors. These prehistoric shark teeth are found in a range of colors - most common are black or gray, less common are the white, brown, blue, and reddish-brown teeth.

Many types of sharks lived in prehistoric Georgia - the oldest teeth date back about 375 million years. One of the largest extinct species of shark tooth was Otodontidae Carcharocles megalodon (whose fossilized teeth are pictured here - North Carolina specifically names megalodon teeth as the official state fossil).