Parodotus Benedeni

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    NC523
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    $975.00
    Overview

    An Ultra Rare, GEM, LARGE copper-red Parotodus benedeni tooth from the Meherrin River, No. Carolina.  An August Fossil of the Month. Rare deep copper red color with exceptional gloss. Highest quality enamel. Exceptional preservation and condition - extra sharp edges and tip - very clean. The root shows very nice detail and is complete. This tooth appears to be a Yorktown Fm., Pliocene age tooth. No repair or restoration.  Exceptional color! An exceptional, rare collector's tooth! Museum Quality. Authenticity guaranteed. The red site Parotodus teeth are ultra rare! A must have collector's tooth and this is a killer specimen!

    NC523           SIZE: 2-5/16"

    Added 4 red site Parotodus teeth in August 2020.  Link to Parotodus benedeni teeth.

     

    No. Carolina Copper-Red site - The shark teeth from northeastern No. Carolina are noted for their unique, rich copper-red color and excellent preservation. This color is rarely seen  -  adding to the value of these Parotodus. These teeth are found in Hertford County in Meherrin River and its tributaries and creeks. Unfortunately, this river is very slow in exposing new teeth and commercial divers will not go there. These copper-red colored teeth are quite rare and very difficult to find which adds to their rarity. This is a rare species, and try finding one with the rare copper-red colors! A must have color for any serious Parotodus tooth collection. 

    These NC red site Benedeni teeth are from an old collection (30 years old) and this collector loved Parotodus benedeni teeth and the NC red site teeth. We discuss the rarity of NC red site Megs versus Chile, Peru or Bone Valley Megs. The Benedeni teeth are much more rarer than Megs. I purchased all six of the NC red site Parotodus benedeni teeth in this collection and all six teeth are or have been posted. It was like finding the the Holy Grail! These Benedeni teeth are extremely difficult to find!

    Note - all teeth sizes are slant height unless otherwise noted.

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