LOCATION Oued Zem, Morocco
FORMATION Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphate beds)
SIZE 45.4 mm • 1.79 in (The Biggest)
Great collection of 7 specimens.
The genus Palaeocarcharodon, also known as the pygmy white shark, belongs to the Cretoxyrhinidae family. It inhabited the seas of the Paleocene between 60 and 55 million years ago. The presence of this species is rare in this Moroccan sites, and therefore it is more valued. The teeth of Palaeocarcharodon are triangular, labio-lingually compressed, with quite irregular serrations and serrate lateral cusplets. Some authors have proposed this species as the predecessor of the current white shark (Great White-Carcharodon carcharias) and the great Carcharodon megalodon.
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- Fossil Pygmy White Shark Teeth
- Palaeocarcharodon orientalis (7)
- Geological Period
- Upper Paleocene, Thanetian stage, (~56 Million Years)
- Good condition