Collection of Wire-wrapped Mackerel Shark Teeth Pendants - Cretolamna sp. (28)

Description
Collection of Wire-wrapped Mackerel Shark Teeth Pendants - Cretolamna sp. (28)
Upper Paleocene, Thanetian stage, (~56 Million Years)

LOCATION Oued Zem, Morocco
FORMATION Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphate beds)
SIZE 28.8 mm • 1.13 in (The Biggest)

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 fossils of this huge shark indicate that it must have been an incredible marine macro-predator. Its length has been estimated between 9 and 12 m (30-40 ft).

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Lot details
Object
Collection of Wire-wrapped Mackerel Shark Teeth Pendants
Scientific name
Cretolamna sp. (28)
Geological Period
Upper Paleocene, Thanetian stage, (~56 Million Years)
Condition
Good condition
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