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2.64" Otodus Shark Tooth Fossil - Morocco

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2.64" Otodus Shark Tooth Fossil - Morocco

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Otodus obliquus
Giant Mackerel Shark

Oued Zem, Khourigba, Morocco, North Africa

Upper Paleocene Period - 60 Million Years Old

Otodus Tooth : 2.64 x 2.32 in.

1 inch = 2.54 cm


Otodus is an extinct genus of mackerel shark which lived during the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, approximately 60 to 45 million years ago.

The species of shark is the Otodus, which is one of the more well known of the Moroccan shark species. Otodus was among the group of the largest known predators at the time, with lengths up to 40 ft.

This specimen comes from the phosphate mines located near Khourigba, Morocco and are dated to the Upper Cretaceous Period (99-65 Million Years Old) to the Eocene Period (54 Million Years Old), the mines are going through so much material the earth moved spans this time period.