Prehistoric Sharks TOOB®

No. 679904

by Safari Ltd
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$11.99
$6.99
  • 10 pieces per TOOB®. Contents Cannot Be Purchased Individually.
  • Experience the ancient ocean in the palm of your hand! This Toob includes 10 extinct prehistoric sharks, including the Edestus, Hybodus, Cretoxyrhina, Sarcoprion, Cladoselache, Xenacanthus, Stethacanthus, Orthacanthus, Helicoprion and the Scapanorhynchus.
  • Characteristics: The next best thing to traveling back in time, these individually hand painted and scientifically accurate figurines give unprecedented insight into the ancestors of today’s apex ocean predators, making them well suited for education and creative play. Many of these creatures had unique and defining characteristics, like the Edestus’ teeth or the Stethacanthus’ dorsal fin – can you figure out what these specialized features were for?
  • Size and Color: 1.5 inches long, 1.5 inches wide, and 12.8 inches tall, this Toob is a bit larger than the size of a standard American ruler and contains figurines that range from 1.25 to 3.75 inches tall. Like their modern relatives, prehistoric sharks had many different colorations, like the dark olive green Cladoselache and the bright blue Edestus, that helped them blend into the ocean floor and surface while hunting.
  • The Prehistoric Sharks TOOB® is part of the TOOBS® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • Product Description

    History:

    Since shark fossils are so rare and difficult to find, scientists often use fossils of teeth to learn more about prehistoric sharks. Not only that, but the locations in which they find these fossils are also extremely important. In fact, paleontologists in France found small fossilized shark teeth deep in a limestone bed. From these, scientists were able to infer that sharks survived the mass extinction known as the “Great Dying” by swimming to deep waters and feeding on small fish. This flexibility in these prehistoric predators’ diet was enough to allow them endure the catastrophic event until more desirable food sources returned to shallower waters.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 4 L x 4 W x 33 H
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