Carcharocles chubutensis

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SC522
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$115.00
Overview

A Top Quality Chubutensis - upper jaw Lateral tooth from So. Carolina. High quality enamel. Bourlette is an excellent brown color and complete. Excellent serrations with a good tip serration. Small Chub-like side cusps. The root is very nice with typical hydration cracks. Excellent color and preservation. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent Chubutensis tooth from So. Carolina. 

SC522           SIZE: 1-15/16"

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Carcharocles chubutensis or Chubutensis is the extinct ancestor of the Megalodon shark. The Chubutensis evolved in the late Oligocene disappeared by the late Miocene. Chubutensis teeth have the last sign of side cusps and they appear as small serrated bumps at the base of the crown.

Carcharocles megalodon or Megalodon was the largest and most powerful shark that ever lived. It ruled the seas from the early Miocene to the end of the Pliocene some 20 to 3 million years ago. It is believed that the Megalodon shark reached lengths of 60 feet and it possessed large, heavy triangular teeth which are fully serrated. These large teeth plus the highest estimated bite force of any animal (up to 180,000 newtons) allowed the Megalodon to bite through massive prey. The diet of an adult Megalodon consisted of whales and other large marine mammals.

South Carolina – The So. Carolina Megalodon teeth are nearly all sourced from the low country rivers of coastal So. Carolina. The most prolific rivers are located in the Charleston area to the Georgia border. These teeth are found at the river bottoms with swift currents and also no visibility. Not an activity for the casual diver. Add to that the occasional encounter with a Bull shark, alligator or sting ray. Teeth can be Miocene and Pliocene age from the Hawthorne Formation.

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Size3-7/16" 2-1/4" W
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