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Basilosaurus Tooth For Sale

BasilosaurusThis Basilosaurus tooth we have for sale is from Morocco and is 41 to 33 million years old.

Basilosaurus was one of the first whales and the first whale fossils discovered. Like other mammals this marine mammal had specilized teeth. The teeth in the front of the jaw were single cusp and cone shaped. the cheek teeth were flat, triangular, and multi-cusped. In between were intermediate teeth that gradually made the transition from single cusp to multi-cusp. Basilosaurus was big: 15 to 20 meters long, or 49 to 66 feet! They were the apex predator of the Late Eocene Epoch, feeding on large fish and other marine mammals. strangely enough, this marine mammal is from the order artiodactyl or even toed ungulates. Its ancestors were related to large grazing mammals like bison, giraffes, and elk. For some reason they returned to the sea and adapted to marine life. 

Basilosaurus Fact File
Species Name Basilosaurus
Time period Paleogene period
Late Eocene Epoch
Millions of Years Ago 41 to 33 mya
Length 45-60 Meters

The Basilosaurus Timeline

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