World’s ‘shark tooth capital’ teemed with even more extinct species than we knew

Florida is well-known among paleontologists as a rich source of shark fossils. But records of such finds around the state have not been examined systematically — until now.

Researchers recently analyzed thousands of fossil specimens in the collection of the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, and in doing so, added 20 new shark species to the state’s fossil record.

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