This fossilized shark tooth once graced the ferocious jaws of a large shark now extinct, called the Mackerel Shark, otherwise known as Otodus obliquus.
Size 30 mm long x 23mm wide
This creature is thought to be at the heart of the White shark family tree and is found in hard sandstone rock matrix in the phosphate mines in Khouribga, Morocco. The Mackerel Shark was king of the Paleocene seas 60 million years ago and is the prehistoric ancestor of the modern Great White Shark. The features of these teeth are common to all Otodus species,
A massive root and large separate cusplets flanking the much larger, and heavy center crown. The characteristics indicate a highly developed and efficient hunter-killer.