Description

    FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH
    Carcharocles megalodon
    Miocene
    Peace River
    Florida, USA

    This fossilized shark tooth from the vaunted Carcharocles megalodon ("big tooth") is well over 5 inches (12.7 cm) in length and is in excellent condition. The serrations are well-preserved on all edges, and the crown of the tooth is pristine on both sides. The root is fairly complete showing only normal cracking and minor areas of white discoloration. This piece is a fantastic representation of the great oceanic predator, and features just about every quality to be admired in a fossilized shark tooth. To think that "Megalodon" had rows upon rows of teeth this big and was even larger than the modern-day whale shark - known to be by far the largest living non-mammalian vertebrate in the world - is hard to imagine. However, this clearly demonstrates it was the dominant predator of the ancient oceans and dwarfed the Great Whites of today.
    Overall Measurements: 5.11 x 1.06 x 4.85 inches (12.98 x 2.69 x 12.32 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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