My son Max found this and really wants to know what it is., It was found in stone gravel in a park (so probably quarried stone). Its about 2 inches long.
Any help appreciated for an inquisitive young man !
Hi Max - a lovely shark tooth, you must be very excited.
It is a pity we have no information about where it comes from as this would be interesting. I am not a shark expert so I have sent an email to my friend who is - I will get back to you as soon as I hear. He may be doing fieldwork, so not sure how soon the response will be, but will post something when I get a reply.
At first appearance, it looks as if there are no side cusps, however, in another they appear truncated. If there are side cusps, it seems that Otodus obliquus is a plausible candidate.
As I say, I am not a shark expert so am just adding my thoughts until we can get a better answer.
All the best,
I agree thats almost got to be Otodus obliquus but with missing side cusps, the preservation looks typical of teeth of that species from Morocco.
Best just to say I'm also no shark expert but i would never try to answer a post on the forum unless i was pretty
sure i was correct!
Obviously i could be wrong, so looking forward to the experts opinion.
My first good find fossil hunting was a 6cm Otodus obliquus tooth from the London clay & ever since then i have been fossil dependent!.
Thanks for the additional photo,
Just hope the expert agrees with me now Ive said that!!!
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