Smithsonian Shark Teeth collection

Preview An array of teeth from ragged tooth sharks.
(© Robert Purdy/Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)

An array of teeth from the sand tiger shark Carcharias taurus. The Smithsonian has the largest collection of shark teeth in the world, with more than 90,000 fossil shark teeth. More about sharks and great whites can be found in our Great White Shark featured story.