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MarieJoy

Hello,

 

I in no way know a lot about fossils so I’m not sure if this is authentic or not. I purchased it from a local crystal shop. Super cheap and they had a lot of other Megalodon teeth to choose from.

 

Anyway would appreciate some input.

 

Thanks

 

 

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MarieJoy

(Back of the tooth)

 

 

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indominus rex

It is most likely real but this is not a Megalodon, in fact the color suggest that it is from Morocco. I am no expert on prehistoric sharks but I would say this is a worn Otodus Obliquus. If you have any other questions  regarding the authenticity of a fossil feel free to ask TFF:).

Regards, indominus rex 

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MarieJoy
4 minutes ago, indominus rex said:

It is most likely real but this is not a Megalodon, in fact the color suggest that it is from Morocco. I am no expert on prehistoric sharks but I would say this is a worn Otodus Obliquus. If you have any other questions  regarding the authenticity of a fossil feel free to ask TFF:).

Regards, indominus rex 

 

My apolgies for the assuming this was a meg, like a said I know nothing about fossils :hearty-laugh:

 

I agree it most likely is a Otodus Obliquus as it does look very similar.

 

Thank you very much.

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caldigger

They do have Megs in Morroco, however, this isn't one of them. A great grandfather perhaps.

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Troodon

What size is the tooth. Early megatoothed sharks can be found in Western Sahara like caldigger mentioned

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Tidgy's Dad

A very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco MarieJoy. :)

It looks like a worn Otodus obliquus from the phosphate mines at Khourigba, Morocco to me. 

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Arizona Rex

Hello and Welcome to the Forum!!  My experience is quite limited but if I understand correctly, megs do not have secondary cusps.  I agree with statements above - looks very similar to Otodus obliquus.  Worn but awesome!!  :trex:

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