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1.01" Pathologic Cretolamna Mackerel Shark Tooth Fossil - Morocco

1.01" Pathologic Cretolamna Mackerel Shark Tooth Fossil - Morocco

FSSK1036

$30.00

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Cretolamna biauriculata maroccana (ARAMBOURG, 1935)
extinct Mackerel Shark

Oued Zem, Khourigba, Morocco, North Africa

Upper Paleocene Period - 70 Million Years Old

Cretolamna Tooth longest length : 1.01 in.
1 inch = 2.54 cm

A great tooth for display or study, showing a nice pathology - a bent crown with several "serrations and a deformed back!

Pathological teeth are formed by either disease or deformity of the sharks jawline, where the teeth form to adjust to the intrusion. They are among the most rare and unusual teeth known and these from Morocco are some of the best quality known from all over the world.

This tooth has no repair, however is missing a slight bit off the root.
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Cretolamna is an extinct genus of mackerel shark which lived during the Paleocene epochs, approximately 70 to 65 million years ago.

The species of shark is the Cretolamna, which is one of the more well known of the Moroccan shark species.

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.

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