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HUGE OTODUS OBLIQUUS SHARK TOOTH WITH PATHOLOGY - Khouribga, Morocco

PALEOCENE PERIOD:  60 million years ago

If you think you've seen it all in Otodus teeth, this specimen may cause you to look again.  This remarkable specimen is of the utmost rarity due to its size exceeding four inches in length from tip to root lobe.  Unlike other large Otodus teeth, this root is genuine and the lobe that the length measurement is based on is 100% authentic with no restoration as is the rest of the root structure.  Typically in large shark teeth, the lobes of the root are artificially extended with putty to command higher prices.  This tooth is truly 4.1" in length.  The crown exhibits light pathological deformity on the labial side and on the tip which is slightly deformed as shown in the second to last image.  One cusp is missing and one has been reattached which is the ONLY repair performed to this tooth.  Enamel is glossy and in fine preservation.  NO RESTORATION OR FABRICATION HAS BEEN PERFORMED to anywhere on this tooth and the cusplet repair is all that has been done.  This is the original cusplet and not an unrelated part from another tooth and if it was not original, BOTH cusplets would have been artificially attached for a better appearance.  This is the largest Otodus tooth we have offered and the largest we have ever seen for sale.  

To get an idea of just how rare this tooth is for this species, if this were a Megalodon tooth, it would exceed 7 inches!  Four inches is about the largest Otodus teeth get and this specimen measures slightly OVER that!  If you are an advanced shark tooth collector, this is a very highly recommended example and exceedingly rare.  

This fossilized shark tooth once graced the ferocious jaws of a large shark now extinct, named Otodus obliquus.  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, MoroccoThe Otodus obliquus shark was king of the Paleocene seas 60 million years ago and was a massive and ferocious predator.

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.

ULTRA RARE EXAMPLE THAT EXCEEDS FOUR INCHES!

4.1" in length on the diagonal edge x 2.15" wide

SOLD     SH204     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

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