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1.25" Pathologic Isurolamna Carcharodon Shark Tooth Fossil - Morocco

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1.25" Pathologic Isurolamna Carcharodon Shark Tooth Fossil - Morocco

FSSK1031

$35.00

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Isurolamna inflata (Leriche,1905)
extinct Mackerel Shark

Oued Zem, Khourigba, Morocco, North Africa

Paleocene Period - 70-56 Million Years Old

Isurolamna Tooth longest length : 1.25 in.
1 inch = 2.54 cm

A great tooth for display or study, showing an extreme pathology - a curved crown almost going 180ยบ!

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 a single repair on the right cusp, glued back in place.
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Isurolamna 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 Isurolamna, which is one of the less common of the Moroccan shark species and is considered to be an early relative to what would become the Great White Shark.

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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