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OTODUS VERTEBRAL COLUMN
RARE Otodus Vertebral column

OTODUS VERTEBRAL COLUMN
Vertebrae in situ as discovered

OTODUS VERTEBRAL COLUMN
Cloe up of the larger vertebrae

OTODUS VERTEBRAL COLUMN
Artists impression of Otodus obliquus

OTODUS VERTEBRAL COLUMN

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An incredible, large, partial vertebral column from the extinct shark Otodus obliquus, discovered in Kem Kem Basin, Morocco. The fossil dates from the Paleocene, 60m years old.

 Otodus obliquus is an extinct mackerel shark which lived during the Paleocene and Eocene epochs The shark is known mainly from fossil teeth, and, occasionally, fossilized vertebral centra.
Like other elasmobranchs, the skeleton of Otodus was composed of cartilage and not bone, resulting in relatively few preserved skeletal structures. Teeth are common, and occasional vertebra well known, but to find an associated vertebral column is incredibly rare, bearing in mind the cartiliginous nature of the shark skeleton.

The fossils of Otodus indicate that it was a very large predatory shark, often reaching 9 metres (30 feet) in length. The shark was widespread, with remains discovered in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
It is thought to have preyed on marine mammals, large bony fish, and other sharks, and was among the top predators of its time.

Do not miss this opportunity to own such a rare shark fossil.
This is the only one of this size we have ever seen.

Size: 4 feet long (approx)



Code:

COLL015

Weight:

26kg

Price:

£1,950.00


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