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An ULTRA RARE, TOP QUALITY Basilosaurus tooth, an Archaeocete whale from the Flint River, northern Florida. This June Fossil of the Month is a highly desirable Basilosaurus premolar tooth.  An exceptional brown & red colored crown and brown root. The crown has fantastic articulation with incredible detail and color. Complete root. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed.  A very rare collector's tooth. Museum Quality.  Note - 3" x 4" Riker frame included. One of my favorites!

F951        SIZE: 2-5/16"

A very rare tooth from Basilosarus an Archaeocete whale. The Archaeocete is an ancient whale that evolved and became extinct at the end of the Eocene. Archaeocetes lived from about 50 million years ago to about 37 million years ago. The earliest archaeocetes were terrestrial to semi-aquatic animals which probably fed on marine prey. Later archaeocetes were feeding and spending most of their time in the sea, while returning to land to breed and/or give birth. The latest archaeocetes were the first fully aquatic cetaceans. 

This Basilosarus tooth was found in the Upper Eocene Ocala Limestone Formation exposed in the Flint River, northern Florida. These Auriculatus teeth exhibit high quality preservation and can be very colorful.  A little "river polish" adds to the attractiveness of these Auriculatus teeth. These teeth are from the Eocene (45-38 million years ago).