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ABOVE PHOTO IS TOP DOWN VIEW.  NOTICE TWO SEPARATE TWIN TEETH ARE FORMING AT OPPOSITE ANGLES.  BOTTOM PHOTO SHOWS A THIRD LOBE HAVING FORMED IN THE CENTER WHICH IS SHARED BY THE TWIN TEETH.

RARE SEVERE PATHOLOGICAL SIAMESE TWIN ATTACHED DOUBLE OTODUS OBLIQUUS SHARK TOOTH

Khouribga, Morocco

PALEOCENE PERIOD:  60 million years ago

This pathologically deformed Otodus obliquus tooth is the most extreme specimen we have ever come across.  It actually is a Siamese twin-type example with the deformation of not a single tooth but the presence of TWO teeth that are joined in the middle with a common root lobe in the center.  What's more bizarre is when viewed from the top down, you can clearly see a delineation between the two teeth and two separate crowns twisted in opposite directions.  While pathological deformities are well-known from this site and species, examples of deformed twin-joined teeth like this are extremely rare and prize specimens for advanced collectors.  This tooth was broken during the initial collecting efforts but all parts were put back together and there is NO RESTORATION and NO FABRICATION.  The profile and anatomy of this specimen is as it was when whole.  No cracks have been filled to maintain the integrity of the natural state of the tooth.  VERY RARE and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Pathologically deformed fossils have a devout collector following all their own.  They are an interesting branch of fossil collecting and can provide insight and information into the developmental problems with prehistoric creatures.

This fossilized shark tooth once graced the ferocious jaws of a large shark now extinct, called the Mackeral Shark, otherwise known as Otodus obliquus.  This creature is thought to be at the heart of the White shark family tree and is found in hard sandstone rock matrix in the phosphate mines in Khouribga, MoroccoThe Mackeral Shark was king of the Paleocene seas 60 million years ago and is the prehistoric ancestor of the modern Great White Shark.  The features of these teeth are common to all Otodus species, a massive root and large separate cusplets flanking the much larger, and heavy center crown.  The characteristics indicate a highly developed and efficient hunter-killer.

OF DEFORMITIES FROM THIS SITE AND SPECIES, THIS IS THE MOST EXTREME AND ONLY TWIN TOOTH WE HAVE EVER SEEN!

2.25" in length on the diagonal edge

$295     SH1-009     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

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