GRADE 2.6 INCH PALEOCENE FOSSIL OTODUS
OBLIQUUS SHARK TOOTH IN MATRIX
Mining Deposits - Khouribga, Morocco
PERIOD: 60 million years ago
fossilized shark tooth once graced the ferocious jaws of a large shark
now extinct, named Otodus
obliquus, aka Mackeral Shark. This creature is
thought to be at the heart of the White shark family tree and the
original ancestor of Megalodon. These teeth are found
in hard sandstone rock matrix in the phosphate mines in Khouribga, Morocco.
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.
Otodus obliquus shark was king of the Paleocene seas 60 million years
ago and was
a massive and ferocious predator.
The tooth is still
embedded in its original portion of phosphate mine
matrix in which it was found. Another tooth is also embedded as
seen in last photo. In a natural state of preservation with fine
enamel and original root.
this size and quality, one of the most visually impressive and top-grade display
specimens of this shark you will find!
TOP GRADE TOOTH
IN ITS ORIGINAL MATRIX - AFFORDABLE YET, IMPRESSIVE FOSSIL!
x 2.6" overall with matrix, tooth is 2.6" in length on the diagonal edge
Item - One Only