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FINE GRADE 2.6 INCH PALEOCENE FOSSIL OTODUS OBLIQUUS SHARK TOOTH IN MATRIX

Phosphate Mining Deposits - Khouribga, Morocco

PALEOCENE PERIOD:  60 million years ago

This 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.  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.  The 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.  At 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!

4" x 2.6" overall with matrix, tooth is 2.6" in length on the diagonal edge

$85     SH1-029     INCLUDES STAND     Actual Item - One Only

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