Scaldicetus sp.

    SKU
    C701
    Out of stock
    $300.00
    Overview

    An exceptional, LARGE Scaldicetus sp., a Sperm whale, tooth from Caldera area of Chile. An incredible late Miocene Sperm whale tooth from the Bahia Inglesa Fm. An August Fossil of the Month. This tooth is nicely displayed on top of a section of original Bahia Inglesia Fm. bone bed. This bone bed section has pieces of bone and a couple of shark tooth tip visible. It has exceptional preservation, fantastic brown color, and is exceptionally clean. Note matrix size is 6-1/2" long x 4" wide x 3" thick and has a shipping weight of 4.25 lbs. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. Unfortunately there are no more teeth coming from this site!  Note - an international shipping surcharge will apply to free shipping offer.

    C701        SIZE: 5"  (1-5/16" W)

    Note - Adding 11 Chilean Sperm whale fossils in August 2021. -> Link to Whale teeth.

     

    Scaldicetus is an extinct genus of a highly predatory sperm whale that lived in the middle to late Miocene. Scaldicetus had large teeth with irregularly wavy enamel on their conical crowns. Probable Megalodon food source along with other whale species. Chile produces exceptional Scaldicetus teeth and complete sets are occassionally found. A 15 year+ old collection piece.

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