Shark | Otodus
The Otodus obliquus was a large Macro-predatory shark with with record breaking teeth measuring 10.4 cm from root to tip. Otodus was a fearsome predatory shark growing to a length of 39 feet, hunting smaller marine mammals, including smaller sharks.
Palaeontologists theorise the Otodus obliquus ancestry connects to the great Megalodon from the Miocene era which evolved for 30,000,000 to 40,000,000 years and only now in their void, we are witness to one of many spectacular modern sharks, the Great White, the lineage of Carcharocles as we know it today.
Genus: Otodus obliquus. Ancient Macro, Mackerel Shark.
Age: Moyen, Atlas Mountain Range, Morocco, North Africa.
Origin: Late Palaeocene, Eocene, 60,000,000 - 40,000,000 years.