Collection of fossil teeth ”Carcharias”
Eocene epoch, 56-33,9 million years ago, Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco, North-Africa, private collection from Netherlands.
Carcharias is a genus of sand tiger sharks belonging to the family Odontaspididae. Once bearing many prehistoric species, all have gone extinct with the exception of the critically endangered sand tiger shark.
Lovely small collection of fossil teeths from species like Striatolamia macrota and Carcharias hopei from the Eocene aged phosphate deposits in the Oulad Abdoun Basin of Morocco. The condition of teeth varies from moderate to good. Age-related wear, fractures and chip. Size of the cardboard box c. 6,5cm x 4,5cm x 3,3cm with approx. 170 teeth. Size of individual tooth varies from 1,5cm to 2,5cm.