Otodus chubutensis

LC024 BoP
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An EXTRA LARGE, TOP QUALITY, classic Lee Creek Chubutensis tooth (predecessor of Megalodon) - upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. Another December 2017 Fossil fo the Month.This Chubutensis has an incredible light gray colored crown with fades to a golden tan. The bourlette is essentially complete and a great light brown color. Highest quality enamel with a no hydration cracks. Exceptional color! The serrations are razor sharp - near perfect with a needle-like tip serration. The root is an excellent light tan color and absolutely complete. This Chubutensis was found in the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek mine, NC (Miocene age = 14.5 MYA). NO repair! Authenticity guaranteeed. One of the finest examples of a classic Lee Creek Megs considering the shape, color, and preservation. Incredible size and eye appeal. An exceptional collector's tooth from the old days at Lee Creek mine! 

LC024 BoP           Size: 3-7/16"

C. chubutensis (Chubutensis) was the precursor to C. megalodon and is distinguished by the small serrated "bumps" at the base of the cutting edge. The Lee Creek mine produces incredible quality Chubutensis teeth from the Miocene Pungo River Fm. These teeth are highly sought after by collectors as some of the finest examples of Chubutensis teeth available and the best quality teeth are quite rare.