This barb, or tooth, comes from the Rostral bone of the Onchopristis. This is one of many teeth that would have lined the outside edge of the snout. This tooth is a nice rich color and has nice luster.
Measurements: ~3" long x 1-1/4" wide x 5/8"
Location: Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
Time Period: ~95 MYO
Onchopristis is an extinct giant (up to 26 feet long) sawfish from Africa and New Zealand. These marine creatures lived in the lower cretaceous to upper cretaceous time period. They had elongated snouts with barbed teeth that faced outward, and eyes on top of the head to easily spot predators. Similar to modern sharks and rays, Onchopristis are thought to have had electrosensors to detect prey swimming below them.
In Honor of Memorial Day, the Shop will be Closed, Monday, May 31st.
Hi folks! COVID cases are down! So, we are allowed to have up to 25 people in the shop &15 people in the museum. However, on Saturdays, the museum will remain closed and used only as an area for those waiting to shop.
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