Description

    SIGNIFICANTLY LARGE MEGALODON TOOTH
    Carcharocles megalodon
    Miocene
    South Carolina, USA
    Hugely popular with collectors, this tooth belonged to the ferocious Megalodon; a giant shark that terrorized the waters all across the globe prior to the formation of the Isthmus of Darien (the Panamanian Isthmus) and the cooling of the oceans 3 million years ago. One look at simply a single tooth is enough to tell you of these creature's size and effectiveness as the apex predators of their eco-system. Rarely are Megalodon teeth found intact over six inches in length due to the immense pressures, both in life and in death, that will causes breaks and damage to teeth, but the present tooth is a monstrous 6½ inches long on the diagonal. This specimen is also abnormally wide for a Megalodon tooth; measuring 5 inches across at the root, which suggests it belonged to a shark that was likely over 40 feet in length. Additionally, it retains superb enamel coverage and serrations, and bears a lovely dark gray coloring that shades to a softer blue-tinged hue at the edges: an excellent example of a highly collectible fossil.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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