Carcharocles megalodon

    G104 BoP-1
    Out of stock

    A rare, TOP QUALITY BIG "Georgia RED" Megalodon tooth from the Miocene - an upper jaw Principal Anterior tooth. A December Fossil 2019 of the Month. The enamel is the Highest Quality with a few, fine hydration cracks. The crown is a fantastic mix of red & brown color - very nice. An excellent, dark brown colored bourlette which is nearly complete. Razor sharp serrations including an excellent tip serration. The serrations are just about perfect with partial damage to two of them. Exceptional serrations for a BIG Meg tooth.The root is an excellent brown color, nicely articulated, and complete. A fantastic color combination. Note - these Georgia Megs are fantastic - essentially no sign of wear and excellent perservation. An incredible color collector's BIG Megalodon tooth from Georgia. No repair. No restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. A special tooth!

    G104 BoP           Size: 5-15/16"   (4-1/2" W)

    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 or sharks.

    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.