Serrated 3.12" Auriculatus Shark Tooth - Dakhla, Morocco

This is a sharply serrated 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 3.12" long and has sharp serrations/tip. The vast majority of these teeth are found fractured and thus require repair. This tooth is no exception. There is a repaired crack to the left root lobe and the cusps have been repaired.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Carcharocles auriculatus
LOCATION
Dakhla, Western Sahara, Morocco
SIZE
3.12" long
ITEM
#35855
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