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    FINE MEGALODON TOOTH
    Carcharocles megalodon
    Miocene
    Swanee River, Florida, USA

    The mighty Megalodon, a giant-sized version of today's Great White Shark, reigned over the planet's oceans between 1.5 and 18 million years ago. Their teeth are usually found in a few rivers and sounds characterized by their zero-visibility and freezing temperatures, and responsible for the death of more than one Meg hunter. Yet 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 displays excellent serrations along its edge, complete enamel retention and a lovely soft gray-green coloring, and measures 5 ½ inches in length.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th Sunday
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