Otodus Sharks Tooth on Matrix

Fossilised Otodus sharks teeth on a composite matrix – available in a few different sizes.

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Fossil Otodus Sharks Tooth on Matrix

Fossil Otodus Sharks Tooth on matrix stone - typically, this is a composite matrix.

A composite matrix means the tooth was found, and has been artificially added in to a stone matrix to make a display object. The matrix may be as old as the tooth or it may be artificial; like sand and resin.


Otodus sharks lived during the Paleocene to the Miocene epochs, around 60-45 million years ago. These are very common fossils in Morocco, typically from Otodus Obliquus. Otodus does have a worldwide distribution, though. Its teeth were quite important in the fossil record, as there is substantial evidence of them growing serrations, which has been used as evidence in a theory of their evolution into Carcharocles (Megalodon).

These teeth are typically in quite good condition. In all likelihood, that is because they're composite fossils. These teeth were specifically chosen by the makers.
Still, some may show cracks and signs of repair. A large number of them are also missing the cusps either side of the tooth.

The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade - but some photographs are still on their way!

Image credit:
Speculative reconstruction of Otodus courtesy of Nobu Tamura, via Wikimedia Commons.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

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