Albula oweni Fish tooth

Albula oweni - Fish tooth
Albula oweni Fish tooth
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• Geological Age: Eocene period, 56 to 33 millions years old
• Location: Vlierzele, Belgium
• Family: Fish
• Species: Albula oweni

Fish tooth belonging to the now extinct albula oweni, a species which lived over 33 million years ago during the Eocene period, the fossil specimens were found in Vlierele, Belgium and are quite small, around 5 mm in size. They fed on small organisms with the teeth inferring they were using for crushing food. The samples will supplied in a small plastic bag with a data label.
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Albula oweni fish tooth collected from Eocene sediments in Vlierzele, Belgium. Albula is a genus of fish belonging to the Bonefish family. Today Albula fish exploit brackish or saline waters, they commonly occur in estuaries feeding on benthic organisms such as small mollusks, worms and shrimps etc. This broad, rounded tooth would have been ideal for crushing the hard shells of certain prey items. It measures 5 mm and is supplied in a small plastic bag with an information label.
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