Carcharocles megalodon

    SKU
    M076
    In stock
    $175.00
    Overview

    A Scarce, High Quality Megalodon tooth from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco. These Megalodon teeth are great for gifts, class room, or starting your fossil shark tooth or Megalodon collection. These Megs are Miocene age - about 14 MYA. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. You don't see many of these Moroccan Meg teeth today.  

    M076            SIZE: 2-13/16"

    Adding 18 Moroccan Megalodon teeth in October 2020.       Link to Moroccan Megalodon teeth

     

    Moroccan Megalodon teeth have only been avaiable for several years and now the site collasped and is closed. These Miocene teeth were found in a cliff deposit along the Mediterranean Sea,near Dakhla, Western Sahara, Morocco. Teeth were dug out of the cliff or eroded out of the cliff. Many of these teeth were broken during removal.

    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.

    Megalodon teeth can exceed 7" in length; however, very few teeth of that size have been found. Today, only the teeth and a possibly a few vertebrae remain from the massive predator. Megalodon teeth come is a variety of size, color and condition. Top quality teeth are comparatively rare and can be quite expensive. Also due to the higher value of complete and undamaged teeth, damaged Megalodon teeth will be repaired and restored. These teeth will be far less valuable, and their repaired condition should be made known to any buyer. We rarely will offer a repaired tooth, and if we do it will be clearly marked.

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