SIAMESE TWIN ATTACHED DOUBLE OTODUS
PERIOD: 60 million years ago
This pathologically deformed
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.
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
Mackeral Shark was king of the Paleocene seas 60 million years
ago and is the prehistoric ancestor of the modern Great White Shark.
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
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX
Item - One Only