A Top Quality, EXTRA LARGE Otodusobliquus tooth from the Khouribga phosphate mining area of Morocco. M020 is embedded in its original matrix. This tooth has an excellent golden tan color and a white root. Sharp edges and tip. The side cusps are complete. A massive, thick root. Note - possible crack in root. No repair or restoration. Great color! One of the earliest ancestors of the Megalodon. An excellent collector's quality tooth on matrix. Authenticity guaranteed.
This catalog contains exceptional teeth from one of the earliest mackerel sharks, Otodus obliquus.These large teeth are noted for their triangular crown and large side cusps (occasionally multiple side cusps). O. obliquus was the king of the early Eocene - (approx. 50 million years ago). Note - The Otodus obliquus is starting point for the Megalodon shark lineage. It is easy how these apex predators would evolve into Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived.
These large teeth are fairly common and very showy, making them a must have for every fossil shark teeth collection. These extraordinary large teeth (up to 3"+) in excellent condition are collector quality. Extraordinary large teeth are not easily located, but can still be affordable. Finding an Otodus tooth without repir is a challenge.When was the last time you saw this many Otodus teeth with no repair?
Please note that exceptional O. obliquus are hard to locate. Most teeth teeth are destroyed when collected due to the crude extraction techniques used to remove the teeth from a fairly hard matrix. Most teeth will loose one or more side cusps and / or roots ends will break when extracted. These items are then be reattached and often done quite poorly. The trick is locating teeth that have little or no damage (if damaged, repair must be minor, quite nicely done and nearly undetectable). Most O. obliquus teeth on the market are poorly repaired. I have gone through large quantities to find teeth that are very showy with no damage or minimal damage that can not be detected on the display side. The Otodus teeth in this catalog are extraordinarily large and their condition is excellent. Thus, these teeth quite phenomenal for their extralargesize and uncommonlynicecondition.If you are frustrated over the glued together and remanufactured Otodus teeth that you have purchased in the past, you will find these GEMs to be a pleasant surprise. TrueCollector's quality shark teeth!
Note - all teeth sizes are slant height unless otherwise noted.