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Fossil Otodus Shark Tooth

SKU:
FO-SL0006
Origin:
Atlas Mts, Morocco
Scientific Name:
Otodus Obliquus
Age:
15 million years old
Period:
Miocene Epoch
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Fossil Otodus Shark Tooth

The Science:

Otodus obliquus is an extinct species of mackerel shark and a cousin of the Megalodon Shark. It lived from the Paleocene (66 million years ago) to the Miocene (5 million years ago) Epochs. It derives its name from the Ancient Greek for "ear-shaped tooth" because of its distinctive shape.

The Story:

Because sharks are cartilaginous, there are few fossil remains for us to learn from. Otodus obliquus teeth are distinguished from other species by their triangular crown, smooth edges, and the cusps on their roots.

SKU:                                       FO-SL0006
Dimensions:                      Small: ~ 1"L x 0.75"W x 0.25"H
                                                 Large: ~ 2.5"L x 1.75"W x 0.5"H
Origin:                                  Atlas Mts, Morocco
Scientific Name:             carcharias cuspidata
Age:                                        15 Million Years Old
Period:                                  Miocene Epoch
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