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

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.
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SPECIES
Otodus obliquus
LOCATION
Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
2.55" long
ITEM
#211900
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