3.02" Auriculatus Shark Tooth In Rock - Dakhla, Morocco

This is a beautiful tooth of the mega-toothed shark, Carcharocles auriculatus. It is believed Carcharocles auriculatus was closely related to the Megalodon but lived nearly 10-20 million years earlier.

This tooth was collected from the Late Eocene aged deposits of the Western Sahara Desert in Morocco. It's 3.02" long and exhibits great preservation, including gorgeous enamel, sharp serrations, a nice tip and finely serrated cusps. It's still partially embedded in the matrix. There is some restoration to the root, like most of these teeth. The restoration is on the end of the left root lobe and a small gap fill on the right root lobe. No restoration is present on the blade.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Carcharocles auriculatus
LOCATION
Dakhla, Western Sahara, Morocco
SIZE
3.02" long
ITEM
#15918
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