Crow Shark

The Crow Shark, Squalicorax pristodontus is an extinct species of shark once common when New Jersey was under water during the Cretaceous Period. They had serrated teeth, similar to modern Tiger Sharks suggesting they may have been turtle eaters. One thing is for sure. they were also scavengers as evidenced by a tooth found embedded in a Dinosaur bone. They were a medium sized shark growing to about 15 feet in length. Their teeth are the most common fossil found, and are relatively common in exposed ares of the Navesink Formation throughout Monmouth County. Squalicorax2DB

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s