Upper Paleocene, Thanetian stage, (~56 Million Years) - Oued Zem, Morocco
|Specimen:||Large Mackerel Shark Tooth|
|Object:||in Matrix - Paleocene|
|Scientific name:||Otodus obliquus|
|Origin:||Oued Zem, Morocco|
|Geological Period:||Upper Paleocene, Thanetian stage, (~56 Million Years)|
LOCATION: Oued Zem, Morocco
FORMATION: Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphate beds)
SIZE: 82.9 mm • 3.26 in
It is a tooth from an enormous shark species Otudus obliquus. It is preserved in its natural matrix. In the same matrix another shark tooth of the Odontaspidae family can be seen associated.
Its preservation is very good, with a premium quality enamel.
Otudus is a genus belonging to the shark group known as mackerel sharks. It reigned the seas during the Paleocene and the Eocene (60-45 million years ago). It is a quite dominant species in the phosphate quarries in this sector of Morocco. This species has only been described via its teeth and vertebrae. As all the Elasmobranchii, the skeleton has a cartilaginous non-osseous nature, what makes difficult its fossilization process.
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