2.34" Otodus Shark Tooth Fossil in Rock - Morocco

This is a 2.34" fossil tooth of the extinct giant mackerel shark, Otodus obliquus, from the phosphate deposits in the Oulad Abdoun Basin of Morocco. It is Eocene in age, or approximately 54 million years old. The tooth is only partially exposed from the rock in which it was found.

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
Tooth: 2.34" long, Rock: 4.8 x 4.45"
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