'Brown' Otodus Obliquus tooth (US) - 5,9 cm (2,32 inch)
This small 5.9 CM Obliquus tooth was found in Morocco - in 2021. The fossil tooth is from a giant Obliquus shark (Otodus Obliquus) that could reach hefty lengths and weights.
Otodus Obliquus was the ruler of the oceans during the Early Eocene and Paleocene era - (about 60-45 million years ago).
Formerly known as Lamna obliqua, this shark is considered one of the earliest "basking sharks". It is believed to be the ancestor of all modern-day mackerel sharks. The name mackerel shark comes from the type of shark which has a mackerel-shaped body shape and lifestyle. This could even be the ancestor of the Megalodon. The largest menace ever to have swum our oceans.
Important: this Obliquus tooth is 100% natural (nothing has been restored/improved).
Obliquus teeth are virtually the only fossils found of this magnificent species, and those teeth speak volumes.
Insured shipment: we pack and ship the tooth carefully and all our packages are insured by us. This means: no risk for you.
Obliquus tooth size:5.9 CM;
Scientific name: Otodus Obliquus;
Age: Early Eocene and Paleocene (60-45 million years);
Condition: natural: nothing restored;
Weight: 26 g;
Where found:in the phosphate pits;
Year of find:2021.