Serrated, 1.12" Pathological Squalicorax (Crow Shark) Tooth - Morocco

This is a very interesting fossil! It's a pathalogical, 1.12" long Squalicorax pristodontus tooth with a growth abnormality. The entirety of the crown has an unusual twist to it, leaving it with a deformed presentation.

Squalicorax more commonly known as a Crow Shark would have had a body type similar to today's grey sharks, but teeth more resembling tiger sharks. It was a medium sized shark reaching lengths of up to 15 feet in length. It was likely a coastal predator, but there is evidence it was also a scavenger as evidenced by a Squalicorax tooth having been found embedded on the bone of a Hadrosaur. Hadrosaurs were terrestrial dinosaurs, so it likely had died on land and been swept out to see.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Squalicorax pristodontus
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
1.12" long
ITEM
#103606
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