Hemipristis serra was a Neogene era snaggletooth shark.

Fossils Edit

Teeth Edit

The teeth of Hemipristis serra are amongst the easiest to identify both to species and tooth position. The spike-like lower anteriors are often mis-identified as being from a Sand tiger shark (Carcharias) due to the narrow blade, thick roots and cusplets, albeit different. Hemipristis serra is a very common find in Miocene deposits and becomes larger, though less numerous in the Pliocene. It struggled on until the Pleistocene of Indonesia before vanishing from the fossil record.

Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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