Description

    FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH ASSEMBLAGE
    Otodus obliquus
    Early Eocene
    Khouribga, Morocco

    Otodus ("ear-shaped tooth") was an extinct mackerel shark. As sharks have cartilaginous rather than bony skeletons, teeth are the primary fossils from which these ancient creatures are known. Arguably ancestral to the modern Great White, these fossil shark teeth often show signs of evolving serrations and are rather large with trianglular crowns, smooth cutting edges and visible cusps on the roots. While pieces are often placed in matrix as composites, the specimens are actually real fossilized shark teeth. This assemblage is comprised of 15 nice teeth ranging from light to dark tan crowns with visible tan and white roots. The teeth range in size from 1.5 to 2.5 inches (3.81 to 6.35 cm) in length and are all in fine condition. The teeth are displayed on a very heavy rock matrix with a grainy texture, which could possibly contain more fossilizd shark teeth inside.
    Overall Measurements: 15.5 x 12 inches (39.37 x 30.48 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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