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Otodus Obliquus Shark Tooth on Bronze 156mm

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£167.00

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A well presented Otodus Obliquus Shark Tooth on bronze Mount discovered initially from the Ouled Abdoun Basin formation of Morocco, North Africa. The Otodus obliquus shark tooth has been cleaned and conserved. An extraordinary well-preserved tooth exhibiting dark caramel colour, with crisp cutting edges to both mesial and distal side, leading up to the complete tip of the crown and with both cusplets

Genus: Otodus Obliquus.
Age: Cenozoic era, late Palaeocene, approximately 50,000,000 to 70,000,000 years.
Origin: Phosphate deposits of Khouribga, Ouled Abdoun Basin, Northern Sahara, Morocco.

Overall measurements.
Height: 15.6 cm
Width: 10.0 cm
Depth: 5.0 cm

Otodus Obliquus tooth measurement.
Length: 6.2 cm

Approximate weight: 0,407 g

Otodus Obliquus ratio to man scale of 10 feet vs 6 feet

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The particularly good single shark tooth encapsulated in limestone, once the fossil bedding plane. The tooth in the matrix (fossil bedrock) unearthed at the Ouled Abdoun Basin formation phosphate mines Khouribga, near Casablanca, Morocco. The authentic fossil shark tooth dates from the late Cretaceous to the early Eocene periods and exhibits superb preservation considering it has lain in the fossil bed, buried for up to 70,000,000 years.


All our mounted shark's teeth have been selected, providing you with the best available Otodus obliquus specimens from Morocco. The shark's fossil discoveries of shark teeth and only some vertebral centra, as most elasmobranchs, the skeletons of Otodus obliquus sharks were cartilaginous. Cartilage is easily broken down by bacteria resulting in most discoveries missing the skeletal structures which can be seen in other vertebrate fossils.

 

The Otodus obliquus was a huge Macro-predatory shark (the largest recorded tooth measuring 10.4 cm in length) with each discovery we can determine more about these ferocious sharks which roamed the prehistoric seas of the Cenozoic era.


Otodus was a fearsome predatory shark growing to a maximum length of 39 feet. Their prey being smaller marine mammals, including smaller sharks. Scientist and palaeontologists theorise the Otodus obliquus ancestry links to the great Megalodon from the later Miocene era, evolving for around 30,000,000 to 40,000,000 years and down to the modern Great white sharks. The lineage of Carcharocles as we understand it today.

 

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