3.42" Auriculatus Tooth - Dakhla, Morocco

This is a large, 3.42" long 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 has beautiful enamel preservation and is quite large for these teeth. The serrations are a bit worn but most are still visible.

Note: Like the vast majority of the Auriculatus teeth collected from the Western Sahara it was found damaged. Both of the root tips have been professionally restored. There is no restoration to the blade.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Carcharocles auriculatus
LOCATION
Dakhla, Western Sahara, Morocco
SIZE
3.42" long
ITEM
#20727
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