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Prehistoric 30-40 Million Year Old Incisor Basilosaurus Spec -Whale

SKU
BE 205
Dimensions (mm)
60.000 x 20.000 x 15.000mm
Weight (cts)
103.000
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 Prehistoric 30-40 Million Year Old Basilosaurus Specimen -Whale Ancestor

 

Specimen of a fossilized tooth from Basilosaurus, a prehistoric cetacean (whale-like, marine mammal) that existed during the Late Eocene, 30 to 40 million years ago (mya). This piece was found in Morocco.

It was the apex predator of its time feeding on large fish and other marine mammals.

Basilosaurus or Zeuglodon ("Yoked Tooth") is one of the largest known animals to exist from K/T extinction event.

It was probably an active predator rather than a scavenger.

The specimen displays excellently details the swerving serrations. The root and and enamel show evidence of restoration

  Scientific name: Basilosaurus sp -

Location: Dakhla, Western Sahara, South Morocco

Geological Formation: Boujdour Basin, Middle-Late Eocene Phosphate Outcrops

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We visited Morocco in 2017 and visited areas where Nomads dug for Dinosaur fossil were found but they were extremely difficult to find.

Please Copy and paste link to view our trip and recommend you add to your bucket list fossil tours

 

https://www.gemrockauctions.com/learn/did-you-know/fossil-safari-dinosaurs-and-fossil-hunting-in-morocco

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Product ID : 38640
Starts : 25th February 2024 03:21 pm AEST
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