Zoom Otodus Shark Tooth In Matrix 61mm front view
Zoom Otodus Shark Tooth In Matrix 61mm
Zoom Otodus Shark Tooth In Matrix 61mm
Zoom Otodus Shark Tooth In Matrix 61mm
Zoom Otodus Shark Tooth In Matrix 61mm

Otodus Obliquus Shark Tooth In Matrix 61mm

£122.00 GBP

Welcome to our selection of high-quality Otodus obliquus shark teeth, which have been procured from the Ouled Abdoun Basin formation of Morocco, in North Africa. This Otodus obliquus shark tooth has been cleaned and conserved. Encapsulated with extremely sharp edges to both mesial and distal side, leading up to the crown tip and with a good bourlette and root including both cusplet pointers.


Otodus obliquus shark tooth 61mm, a particularly good single shark tooth encapsulated in the original limestone bedding plane. The tooth in the matrix (fossil bedrock) was unearthed at the phosphate mines near Khouribga, the Ouled Abdoun Basin formation, Morocco. This genuine fossil sharks tooth from the Late Cretaceous to the early Eocene periods of North Africa exhibits superb preservation considering it has lain in the fossil bed, buried for up to 70,000,000 years.


A superb enamel sharks tooth set in the original fossil bed matrix limestone. exhibiting excellent cusplet pointers, root and bourlette to the lingual face side of the tooth. The matrix is affluent fauna from the fossil deposition which makes an attractive backdrop. Now cut to aid a favourable display aspect.


All our shark teeth have been selected, providing you with the best available Otodus obliquus teeth specimens from Morocco. These sharks are known for their fossil discoveries of only the shark teeth and some vertebral centra. As like most elasmobranchs, the skeletons of Otodus obliquus sharks were cartilaginous where cartilage is easily broken down by bacteria resulting in most discoveries missing the skeletal structures which can be seen in many other vertebrate fossil depositions.


The Otodus obliquus was a very large Macro-predatory shark with the largest recorded tooth measuring 10.4 cm in length. With each discovery, we are able to determine more about these powerful 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 connects to that of the great Megalodon from the Miocene era, evolving for around 30,000,000 to 40,000,000 years and now down we can enjoy the modern Great white sharks. This is the lineage of Carcharocles as we understand it today.


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


Overall measurements.
Height: 8.1 cm
Width: 10.1 cm
Depth: 4.5 cm


Otodus Obliquus tooth measurement.
Length: 6.1 cm


Approximate weight: 0,440 g


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

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