5.8" Fossil Mackeral Shark (Otodus) Teeth - Composite Plate

This is a 5.8" wide plate of extinct, giant mackerel shark (Otodus obliquus) teeth, from the phosphate deposits near Khouribga, Morocco. While the five teeth are authentic, they were not found in this position. They have been mounted in place, hence the "composite" label. The teeth are approximately 54 million years old.

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.

Otodus obliquus
Khouribga, Morocco
Phosphate Deposits
5.8 x 5.6" Plate
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