Carcharocles auriculatus      

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    NC101
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    $375.00
    Overview

    A Top Quality red site Auriculatus lateral tooth from the Meherrin River, No. Carolina.  Excellent rare green & copper colors. An August Fossil of the Month. This tooth came from the early 2000s layer where matrix could be dug to find Rics. Exceptional preservation and condition. Highest quality enamel with mirror-like surfaces. An excellent bourlette - 100% complete. The serrations are sharp and long - near complete. Big side cusps - essentially damage free (a micro nick to one serration)! The root is excellent with no hydration cracks. Exceptional color!  very rare collector's tooth. Authenticity guaranteed.  Great eye appeal. My best one! 

    NC101           SIZE: 2-3/4"

    This catalog contains gorgeous copper red colored teeth from O. auriculatus, the first Giant White shark.O. auriculatus teeth are noted for their triangular crown and very large side cusps which are heavily serrated. These Auriculatus teeth are from the Eocene Castle Hayne Fm. (Bartonian age  38-45 million years ago). They are found in the northern part of the state known for the rare copper red colored teeth. These copper red  colored teeth are quite rare and very difficult to find which adds to their rarity. All teeth listed are near museum quality or better. Absolutely NO restoration or repair in this group! Try finding one of these species with the rare copper red colors! 

    The late Eocene Auriculatus is the final stage of Auriculatus development with large serrated side cusps and crowns completely serrated with large serrations.

    This site has the extremely rare occurrence of Auricualtion transition sequence from the non-serrate Otodus to the serrated Auriculatus is found - especially in the US. Absolutely NO restoration or repair in this group! Try finding one of these species with the rare copper red colors!

    Otodus obliquus - is the ancestor to O. auriculatus (and C. megalodon), and exhibits a rather narrow & square root with well pronounced root lobes. The crown is sharp blade with no serrations.

    Otodus aksuaticus - is a transitional form between O. obliquus to O. auriculatus, and exhibits well pronounced medium to light serrations covering the lower 3/4 to 1/2 of the crown.

    Otodus auriculatus - is the ancestor to C. megalodon, and exhibits well pronounced medium to heavy serrations covering the crown and irregular side cusp serrations. The earliest form look very much like a serrated Otodus tooth

     

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