Carcharocles megalodon

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    F023
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    A TOP QUALITY Bone Valley Megalodon upper jaw anterior tooth from Horse Creek, Florida. An EXCELLENT BLUE & TAN colored crown. Great color! High quality enamel. The bourlette is large and a combination of enamel and dentin. The serrations are large & sharp with a good tip serration. Excellent serrations. The root is a brown color and complete with no hydration cracks. An excellent Miocene Megalodon tooth from a scarce location. 100% natural. NO repair or restoration! An excellent collector's Megalodon tooth from Horse Creek. Authenticity guaranteed. 

    F023       Size: 3-5/8"  

    Note - Adding 10 Bone Valley Megalodon teeth from unique locations.   Link to Bone Valley Meg teeth.

    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.

    Bone Valley - Excellent Megalodon teeth are recovered from the Bone Valley Fm. in Florida. These teeth can be very colorful and well preserved. The Bone Valley Fm. is a middle to Late Miocene deposit in central Florida. The phosphate mining operations in Polk Co. has uncovered the majority Bone Valley fossils. Access to the phosphate mine dumps is very limited and appears to be highly restricted to a few fossil club entries. Exceptional Bone Valley Fm. Megalodon teeth are also recovered offshore Golden Beach and Venice Beach.

    Horse Creek is the largest tributary feeding the Peace River in Desoto County, Florida. The head waters of Horse Creek start at the phosphate mining area in Polk Co.

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