Shark Vertebrae                                    

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A rare LARGE, Otodus obliquus vertebra with excellent color from the Khouribga phosphate mining area of Morocco. Exceptional concentric growth rings well preserved as well as the pair of ventral foramina openings along the side. Very thick at 1-1/8". Centra faces are very clean and edge structure is very well preserved and clean. Eocene age. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. Exceptional quality. You don't see the large Otodus vertebra any more!  

M1161           SIZE: 3-1/4"  (1-1/8" H)

Note - Adding 6 new Otodus obliquus vertebrae in December 2022.     Link to Otodus vertebrae.

This catalog contains exceptional vertebrae from one of the earliest Mackerel sharks, Otodus obliquus. Finding fossilized shark vertebrae is very unique (rare) since the vertebrae were cartilage and were not ideal to fossilize. However, a few shark vertebrae did survive the fossilization process, and we are bringing this rare treat to you!  All vertebrae are early Eocene - (approx. 50 million years ago). These large Otodus (a very large Lamnid shark)  vertebrae are quite spectacular and rare, making them a must have for every fossil shark teeth collection. There is also have a nice selection of rare Cretaceous shark and ray vertebra from the Kem Kem region. You do not see the shark vertebrae very often!