Ancient Macro Shark

Otodus Obliquus Shark Tooth 72mm

£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 Mackerel shark tooth has been cleaned and conserved to a high standard. The encapsulated tooth has extremely sharp edges to both mesial and distal edge and crown tip. With a good bourlette and root including both cusplet pointers and excellent dark caramel colour enamel.

Otodus obliquus shark tooth 72mm, 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.

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 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. Ancient Macro, Mackerel Shark.
Age: Moyen, Atlas Mountain Range, Morocco, North Africa.
Origin: Late Palaeocene, Eocene, 60,000,000 - 40,000,000 years.

Overall measurements.
Height: 7.6 cm
Width: 9.6 cm
Depth: 6 cm

Otodus Obliquus tooth measurement.
Length: 7.2 cm

Weight: 0.468 g

Otodus Obliquus

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