Fossil Information (Phanerozoic Eon)

ID:483
Fossil Type:Tooth
Fossil Description:Giant Mackerel (Lamnid) shark
Status:Extinct
Relative Size:Large
Class:Chondrichthyes
Subclass:Elasmobranchii
Order:Lamniformes
Family:Otodontidae
Scientific Name (Genus species):Otodus obliquus (Agassiz, 1843), Otodus obliqua, Lamna obliqua
Era/Period:Cenozoic/Tertiary
Epoch/Age:Early Eocene/Ypresian or Lutetian
MYA:50 to 55 (52)
Discovery Location (Water, Land):Phosphate mines/pits in the Atlas Mountains at 11,000 feet
Discovery Location (City, ST):Khouribga, Morocco, North Africa
Deepest Formation:Elnef
Color:Cream root, tan crown
Dimensions:1.00-1.25"L, up to 1.1"W
Comments:Purchased, not found. Anterior, U-shaped thick root with at least two side cusplets. Curved main cusp. Nutrient groove present. Ancestor to the Megalodon.
Collector Name:RLD
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