2.31" Fossil Shark Tooth (Otodus) - Morocco

This is a large fossil tooth of the extinct mackerel shark, Otodus obliquus, collected from the phosphate deposits of Khouribga, Morocco. It's Eocene in age, approximately 54 million years old.

These teeth are collected during massive phosphate mining operations. While teeth of Otodus are common fossils at the mines, the vast majority of them are small and broken.

The robust root on this tooth indicates it came from an upper jaw. One cusp has been mostly chipped off.

Otodus is an extinct mackerel (Lamniformes) shark that lived during the Eocene, approximately 54 million years ago. This is the same family of sharks that includes the Great White and the largest shark ever known, the Megalodon. These teeth are collected during phosphate mining operations near Khouribga, Morocco. While Otodus teeth are common fossils at these mines, large, good quality specimens are hard to find since they are often destroyed by the mining equipment.
Otodus obliquus
Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco
Phosphate Deposits
2.31" long
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