Today, nearly every Mackerel fossil Otodus shark tooth you see has restored roots with fabricated lobes, repairing damage sustained when they were dug from the hard sandstone they are found in. Even over a decade ago, finding un-restored teeth was difficult. This beautiful set of TWO fossil shark teeth of different jaw positions, includes teeth of a level of quality that is hard to find in today's market. These teeth were collected 15 years ago and are of supreme preservation. A top-level quality set of two large fossil teeth from this extinct, giant shark of North Africa's prehistory.
This fossilized shark tooth once graced the ferocious jaws of a large shark now extinct, called the Mackerel Shark, otherwise known as Otodus obliquus. 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.