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Class: Chondroichthyes
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Otodontidae
Genus: Otodus
Species: O. obliquus
Origin: Morocco
The Otodus obliquus shark lived between the late Paleocene and the Eocene, between 40 and 60 million years ago. Like all sharks, its skeleton was made of cartilage and this is the reason why only teeth and some fossilized vertebrae have arrived in our days. The Otodus obliquus was a large predator whose size reached about 9-10 m in length and 15 tons in weight. Fossils (teeth and vertebrae) have been found from excavations in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, a situation that suggests that this shark was widespread in the oceans of 60 million years ago. Given its size and characteristics, it is hypothesized that the Otodus obliquus feed on marine mammals, large bony fishes and other sharks. Currently almost all of the teeth of this huge shark come from the phosphate mines of Morocco. The teeth of the Otodus obliquus have a triangular shape, are wide (up to 8-10 cm) with smooth and sharp edges and there are one or more lateral cusps.

Dente fossile Otodus obliquus fossil tooth


Item number:   102
Price:   13,00 €



Dente fossile Otodus obliquus fossils tooth


Item number:   104
Price:   13,00 €



Dente fossile Otodus obliquus fossils tooth


Item number:   106
Price:   9,00 €


dente fossile di squalo fossils tooth


Item number:   111
Price:   9,00 €


Phylum: Artropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Phacopida
Family: Calymenidae
Genus: Calymene
Species: Calymene sp.
Origin: Morocco
Calymene (meaning beautiful crescent as a reference to the glabella) is a genus of trilobites in the order Phacopida that are found throughout North America, North Africa, and Europe in primarily Silurian outcrops. Calymene is closely related to Flexicalymene, and both genera are frequently found enrolled. Calymene trilobites are small, typically 2 cm in length. The cephalon is the widest part of the animal and the thorax usually has 13 segments.

Trilobite Calymene


Size: 9 x 5,5 x 3 cm
Item number:   115
Price:   19,90 €


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