Amazing exceedingly huge nicely preserved tooth from an enormous shark species Otudus obliquus in natural matrix. Size: 8cm
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. . The teeth of this shark are large with a triangular crown, smooth cutting edges, and visible cusps on the roots.
The Ouled Abdoun Basin (or Khouribga Basin), located in the central sector of Morocco, is an enormous sedimentarian basin represented mostly by a vast filling of phosphate sediments.
- Hatalmas legfinomabb 8 cm-es Otodus obliquus cápafog a mátrixban
- Geológiai időszak
- Paleogén, paleocén (66–56 millió év)