Cretaceous Mackrerel Shark Tooth from Belgium

Cretolamna appendiculata shark tooth

Lamniformes, Otodontidae

Geological Time: Cretaceous, Maastrichtian Stage (~70 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Shark Tooth is 20 mm long (diagonal measure) by 10 mm wide at the root Matrix: 65 mm X 50 mm

Fossil Site: Eben Emael, Belgium

Code: DLF30

Price: $95.00

Description: Cretolamna was an extinct mackerel shark that was found in the seas of the Northern Hemisphere from the Cretaceous to the Eocene. This one comes from the Maastrichtian Stage of Belgium,a nd existed some 5 million year before the end-Cretaceous event that wiped out the dinosaurs. The species is thought to have given rise to the genus Otodus and ultimately the giant shark Carcharocles.

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