Carcharocles chubutensis

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A TOP QUALITY, Large Chubutensis tooth from So. Carolina - an upper jaw ANTERIOR tooth. Highest quality enamel - the surface is like glass! The fantastic black bourlette is complete. Fantastic colors and incredible eye appeal. The serrations are razor sharp and complete with a great tip serration. The root has few hydration cracks and is complete. A Top Quality, Chubutensis collector's tooth! Authenticity guaranteed.

SC013           Size: 3-5/16" 

Note - 10 new So. Carolina Megalodon teeth added in July 2018.       Link to Megalodon teeth

Carcharocles megalodon or Megalodon was the largest and most powerful shark that ever lived. Carcharocles chubutensis was the immediate ancestor of the Megalodon. 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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