2.4" Otodus Shark Tooth Fossil in Rock - Eocene

This is a 2.4" fossil tooth of the extinct, giant mackerel shark, Otodus obliquus, from phosphate deposits near Khouribga, Morocco and is approximately 54 million years old. This tooth is still embedded in the natural rock in which it was found.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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 there were likely a distant ancestor to the Megalodon. These teeth are collected during phosphate mining operations near Khouribga, Morocco. While teeth of Otodus are common fossils at these mines, large, good quality specimens are hard to find as they are often destroyed by the mining equipment.


FOR SALE
$15
DETAILS
SPECIES
Otodus obliquus
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
2.4" tooth, 5.4 x 4.2" rock
ITEM
#111046
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