These Megalodon teeth are found in limestone deposits in West Java, Indonesia. They will come in a range of colors and most teeth will exhibit some form of color patterning. They are very showy teeth with incredible serrations. Late Miocene-Pliocene age (4-10 million years ago). These Megalodon teeth are the real deal and they are definitely among my personal favorites.
The West Java Meg teeth are a May 2020 new addition to our Megalodon teeth selection. As we continue to see many of our favorite Megalodon hunting sites dry up – Chile, Peru, Lee Creek, Bone Valley mines, etc., the West Java Meg teeth are a “breath of fresh air”. They offer brilliant colors and patterns, incredible serrations, and good size. Great news for the Megalodon collectors. Megalodon teeth from a new site worthy of any collection.
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.