Sawfish Barb Fossil Rare

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Sawfish Barb Rare

A rare example of a Sawfish RostralTooth Barb which features a mutation of two barbs instead of one – the only fossil in our collection to have a Scientific  paper written about it!

Approx Size: 60mm

ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

In a presentation box and includes a bound copy of Scientific paper

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Sawfish Barb Rare

A rare example of a Sawfish RostralTooth Barb which features a mutation of two barbs instead of one – the only fossil in our collection to have a Scientific  paper written about it!

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A sawfish rostral tooth from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco

This impressive, barbed tooth is from the ancient chondrichthyan sawfish Onchopristis numidus. It was found in the Tegana Formation (Cenomanian, Upper Cretaceous) near Kem Kem, Morocco.

Rostral teeth are the sideways teeth on each side of the snout (rostrum) of the sawfish. with a hook or ‘barb’ for snaring prey. Sawfish, O. numidus would have lived along the sea floor and had a famous nemesis: the dinosaur Spinosaurus. Barbed teeth of O. numidus have been found embedded in Spinosaurus jaws.

Approx Size: 60mm

ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

Presented in a presentation box and includes a bound copy of Scientific paper

 

 

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