The Otodus obliquus, an extinct mackerel shark and a relative of the famed Megalodon, roamed the oceans from the Paleocene to the Miocene Epochs. Its journey spanning a staggering 61 million years showcases the resilience and adaptability of these ancient marine predators. The name, derived from Ancient Greek, translates to "ear-shaped tooth," a nod to its unique tooth structure.
Sharks, being cartilaginous creatures, rarely leave behind fossilized remains. This makes every discovery, like the Otodus obliquus tooth, a significant find. What sets this tooth apart is its triangular crown, smooth edges, and the distinctive cusps on its roots, offering a glimpse into the evolutionary design of these ancient predators.
Each Otodus obliquus tooth is a testament to the vast timeline of Earth's marine history. Holding one is like holding a piece of time, a fragment of an era when these magnificent creatures dominated the oceans. Dive deep into prehistoric times with this captivating relic.
Individual specimens vary but your item will resemble the pictured examples.
Scientific Name: Otodus obliquus
Age: 35 Million Years Old
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