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4.18 in Hybodus Shark Dorsal Spine - Morocco

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4.18 in Hybodus Shark Dorsal Spine - Morocco

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Hybodus aschersoni
(Stromer, 1927)
Humped Tooth Shark

Tegana Formation
Kem-Kem Basin, K'Sar es Souk Province, Morocco, North Africa

Middle Cretaceous Period - 150-99 Million Years Old

Spine : 4.18 inches in length
(1 inch = 2.54 cm)


The Hybodus shark lived during the Cretacous period, these spines were attached to the dorsal fins to provide additional support for the animals body. This shark is also known as the "Humped Toothed" shark and was prevalent in shallow marine environments.

Collected from the world famous site in Southern Morocco, the Kem-Kem Basin is known for the Spinosaurus and other dinosaur fossils found in this ancient marine delta. Often times, these delicate fossils are reconstructed from the pieces as they are excavated, making unbroken specimens incredibly rare.