Common Name: Basilosaurus Tooth or Molar
Genus/Species: Zygorhiza kochii
Age: 32-35 Million Years Old
Location: Suwannee County, Florida, USA
This is a Magnificent Fossil Tooth or Molar from a Basilosaurus Archaeocete Primitive Whale. This Fossil Tooth is very rare, highly coveted fossil, and from the rare location of Florida. This prehistoric whale tooth Zygorhiza kochii has awesome reddish brown patina and is the top have of the tooth. Polished and worn by water, it has numerous cusps on the crown of the tooth. No repairs, Actual Specimen Pictured, and Guaranteed Authentic. This is a classic example of a Rare Fossil Archaeocete Tooth of a prehistoric Marine Mammal from Florida.
Basilosaurus is Latin for “King Lizard”, but actually they are mammals.
Another common name “Zeuglodon” means ‘Yoke Tooth,’ because its
triangular teeth resemble a yoke. It was 50-70 ft. (18M) in length and
was one of the first whales to become extremely large.
This Archaeocete Whale lived 45-34 Million Years Ago in the late Eocene Period. It hunted and raised its young in warm shallow seas.
Up to 5 ft. in length, the skull was massive and is often mistaken for that of a Prehistoric Crocodile. This Ancient Whale’s body was extremely long and had a slender tail that was adapted for aquatic life. It did not have a blow hole like modern whales and would come to the surface to breath by raising the tip of its nose out of the water.
A tiny pair of legs and small toes gives evidence to the fact they were once land animals. This Primitive Eocene Whale was carnivorous and ate fish, sharks, and squid. It was one of the top apex predators of the sea.
In Florida’s Fossil Record, it is one of the oldest fossils found.
Size: 1.14" W x 1.63" L x .37" Thickness
Price: out of stock
Item #: ARC010