This pendant was made from a fossil squalicorax shark tooth set in sterling silver. Squalicorax pristodontus sharks are of medium size, up to 16 ft in length .Their bodies were similar to the modern gray sharks, but the shape of their teeth is strikingly similar to that of a tiger shark. Their teeth are numerous, relatively small, with a curved crown and serrated. Squalicorax was a coastal predator, but also scavenged as evidenced by a Squalicorax tooth found embedded in the metatarsal (foot) bone of a terrestrial hadrosaurid dinosaur that most likely died on land and ended up in the water. Other food sources included turtles, mosasaurs, ichthyodectes and other bony fishes and sea creatures. This Squalicorax tooth was found in the Phosphate mines of “Khouribgha, Morocco” and it dates back to the Late Maastrichtian - early Campanian period (65-75 MYA)
Provenance: Phosphate mines, Morocco.
Age: Campanian period (65-75 MYA)
Type: Actual specimen - one only