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Otodus Shark Tooth + Vertebrae Enchodus Saber Tooth Fish - Morocco

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Otodus Shark Tooth + Vertebrae Enchodus Saber Tooth Fish - Morocco
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Otodus obliquus + Fish bones (Enchodus)

Oued Zem, Khourigba, Morocco, North Africa

Upper Paleocene Period - 60 Million Years Old

Otodus Tooth : 0.9 in.
Matrix : 3.80 x 3.40 in.

1 inch = 2.54 cm

A shark tooth (Otodus) resting amongst a bed of fish bones. Natural and no repair or restoration done to this specimen.
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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.

The Enchodus were a group of boney fish that lived in much of the world's ancient oceans. Enchodus species were small to medium in size. One of the genus' most notable attributes are the large "fangs" at the front of the upper and lower jaws and on the palatine bones, leading to its misleading nickname among collectors, "the saber-toothed herring"

This specimen comes from the phosphate mines located near Khourigba, Morocco and are dated to the Upper Cretaceous Period (99-65 Million Years Old)

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

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