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Lot 2059: Natural History - Fossil Shark Tooth Group

Antiquities: Day 4

by TimeLine Auctions

December 9, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Eocene Period, 58-36 million years BP. A group of eight large shark teeth comprising: one Carcharocles megalodon tooth; one Cosmopolitodus (Carcharodon) hastalis tooth; six Otodus obliquusteeth. 198 grams, 43-74mm (1 3/4 - 3"). From the collection of the palaeontologist R Gledhill; collected between 1930 and 1960. Cosmopolitodus (Carcharodon) hastalis is the largest of the Cosmopolitodus/Carcharodon lineage. The shark appeared in the Miocene Period and became extinct in the mid Pliocene. Cosmopolitodus hastalis have non-serrated teeth.Otodus obliquus is the Great Grandfather of the Megalodon"). The Otodus obliquus was the king of the early Eocene, approximately 50-55 million years ago. Large Otodus obliquus teeth are not easily located in the phosphate pits in Atlas Mountains of Morocco. [8, No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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