Fossil Shark Tooth Pendant


$39.00 $24.00

1 1/2″ Pendant On Heavy Leather

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Sterling silver wrapped tooth on 3.5mm genuine heavy brown leather cord with Sterling ends and closure. The length of the cord is 20 inches – if you care for shorter or longer just request in the comment area of the order. The tooth is abouty 1.25 inches tall and 1″ wide. Photos shoe front and back and close up of closure.
The pendant is a serrated, 1.25″ long, fossil tooth of Otodus obliquus, which is an extinct genus of mackerel shark which lived during the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, approximately 60 to 45 million years ago. These are found in the phosphate deposits of the Khouribga Plateau, around 100 miles inland from Casablanca in Morocco. The sharks reached a maximum of perhaps 40 feet long, and would have been among the top predators in the seas of its time.
It’s thought Otodus was an early relative of the Carcharocles line. Carcharocles would later evolve into the very similar looking C. angustidens in the Oligocene and then completely lose the sidecusps and grow larger to become the megalodon during the Miocene/Pliocene. The tooth has sharp edges and is not recommended for children.