Bargain, 2.4" Otodus Shark Tooth Fossil In Rock - Eocene

This is a large fossil tooth of the extinct, giant mackerel shark, Otodus obliquus. It's Eocene in age, approximately 54 million years old and comes from the phosphate deposits near Khouribga, Morocco. This tooth is still embedded in the natural rock it was found in. The tip of this tooth has been repaired, hence the reduced price.

Otodus is an extinct mackerel (Lamniformes) shark that lived during the Eocene, approximately 54 million years ago. This is the same family of sharks that includes the Great White and there were likely a distant ancestor to the Megalodon. These teeth are collected during phosphate mining operations near Khouribga, Morocco. While teeth of Otodus are common fossils at these mines, large, good quality specimens are hard to find as they are often destroyed by the mining equipment.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Otodus obliquus
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
Tooth 2.4" long
ITEM
#86989
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