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november 2016
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Location description

The area around Hahotoe, Togo, has phosphate mines that produce Middle Eocene age marine fossils dating to the Lutetian stage. These mines are famous for their beautifully preserved fossils, amongst others shark teeth that are butterscotch to brown colored with white roots. 

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The phosphate mines are situated in a narrow strip, North of Lac Togo, approximately between Avéta and Dagabti. 

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Predominantly shark teeth, which generally exhibit exceptional preservation.

Literature recommended by members

  • Bourbon, E. & Cappetta, H., 2012: Pseudo-toothed birds (Aves, Odontopterygiformes) from the eocene phosphate deposits of Togo, Africa
    Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32:4, 965-970, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2012.676113\r\n
    Added by FossilDude

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