The fossil shark teeth come from several different types of ancient sharks including tiger, mako, otodus, lamna, and the well-known carcharodon megalodon. If a shark loses a tooth while biting into something, another tooth from the second row would replace this missing tooth within four minutes. Thus, many teeth were lost over a lifetime of a shark.

This Otodus obliquus teeth is between 35 to 50 million years old and is found near Khouribga, Morocco. Otodus is an extinct genus of mackerel shark which lived from the Paleocene to the Miocene epoch. The name Otodus comes from Greek ὠτ (oûs "ear") and ὀδούς, "odous (tooth)", or "ear-shaped tooth".

 

  • Approx. dimensions: 25 mm x 20 mm.
  • Genuine fossil.
  • This item includes an information card about the fossil.
  • A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
  • This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.

*This fossil is genuine and no two are exactly alike. The item you receive may have slight variations from the one photographed. The last pictures are examples of possible variations. If you wish to see the item before purchase, please email us at sales@rocksandgemscanada.com.

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