Helicoprion Tooth-Whorl Pin

$18.75

This pin depicts paleontology's other spiral, the tooth whorl of Helicoprion! The Helicoprionids were shark-like fish that swam the seas of the Permian era, and the strangest feature of this mysterious group was the great spiral whorl of teeth with which it somehow fed.

Though superficially similar in appearance to an ammonite  shell, the Helicoprion tooth whorl is nothing of the sort. Its orientation in the fish's mouth, and the manner in which it was used have been subjects speculation for generations of paleontologists. This pin is cast in genuine pewter with an attractive antiqued finish. A unique accessory for fossil hunters and shark fans everywhere!

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This pin depicts paleontology's other spiral, the tooth whorl of Helicoprion! The Helicoprionids were shark-like fish that swam the seas of the Permian era, and the strangest feature of this mysterious group was the great spiral whorl of teeth with which it somehow fed.

Though superficially similar in appearance to an ammonite  shell, the Helicoprion tooth whorl is nothing of the sort. Its orientation in the fish's mouth, and the manner in which it was used have been subjects speculation for generations of paleontologists. This pin is cast in genuine pewter with an attractive antiqued finish. A unique accessory for fossil hunters and shark fans everywhere!

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Weight: 20.0 Grams
Dimensions: 3.8 cm high x 2.8 cm wide x 0.9 cm thick
Other: Made in the USA of Genuine Pewter