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    Megalodon Shark Tooth
    Carcharocles megalodon
    Miocene
    Morgan River
    South Carolina, USA

    This fossil shark tooth from the apex predator of its time, Megalodon, serves as an ideal representation of the variety exemplifying the five characteristics diagnostic of the dentition: a large size, triangular form and robust structure with fine serrations and a V-shaped neck. These qualities are demonstrated in full glory with this specimen measuring just over 5 inches (12.7 cm). The beautiful piece exhibits superb balance and is unusually thick, dense and heavy for a tooth of its size. The very inflated fossilized tooth features the "classic" black and gray coloration. The preserved enamel, root structure and bourlette are all virtually complete. This hefty specimen shows only minor discolorations and a slight piece out of the root.
    Overall Measurements: 5.03 x 3.43 x 1.51 inches (12.78 x 8.71 x 3.83 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th Saturday
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