//Fossilized Shark Tooth

Fossilized Shark Tooth


Fossilized Shark teeth mined in Morocco. Approximately 50 million years old.



Most of a shark’s skeleton is composed of cartilage, which does not mineralize to the same extent as bone. For that reason, their teeth are the most common (and often only) part of a shark to fossilize. Mined in Morocco, these fossilized shark teeth are from the genus Otodus Obliquus, which lived between the late Paleocene and the Eocene eras (40 – 60 million years ago). The Otodus Obliquus was a direct ancestor of the famous Megalodon, and is one of the earliest mackerel sharks. Their teeth are noted for their wide triangular crown with smooth and sharp edges with one or more side cuspids. These large teeth are a must have for every fossil collection, with the tooth carved out and still preserved in the matrix.

Specimens will vary as no two are alike. Approximate dimensions: 5″ x 3″ x 4″, 1 to 1.5 lbs.


Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 3 × 4 in

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