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    BIJOU MEGA-SHARK TOOTH
    Carcharocles megalodon
    Miocene
    May River, South Carolina

    A giant-sized version of today's Great White Shark, the fearsome Megalodon reigned over the planet's oceans between 18 and 1.5 million years ago. Their teeth are mostly found in the rivers and sounds around Virginia and the Carolinas, waters characterized by their zero-visibility and freezing temperatures, and responsible for the death of more than one Meg hunter. The teeth are all that remain of this great fish; like today's sharks, their skeletons were cartilaginous and no match for the crushing weight of earth and time that created the fossil record from the more hardy bones of other species. The present example is of an attractively small size with superb enamel coverage, serrations and an attractively mottled blue-gray patination, and measures 4 inches along the diagonal.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 26
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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