A TOP QUALITY Chubutensis tooth from the Miocene of Georgia. The enamel is the Highest Quality with small hydration cracks. The crown has an excellent blue color. An excellent, brown colored bourlette which is essentially complete. Razor sharp serrations including an excellent tip serration. The root is excellent brown color, nicely articulated, and complete. Great color combination. Note - these Georgia Chubs & Megs are fantastic - essentially no sign of wear and excellent preservation. An exceptional color collector's Chubutensis tooth from Georgia. No repair. No restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. A near PERFECT Georgia Chubutensis tooth.
Carcharocles chubutensis or Chubutensis is the extinct ancestor of the Megalodon shark. The Chubutensis evolved in the late Oligocene disappeared by the late Miocene. Chubutensis teeth have the last sign of side cusps and they appear as small serrated bumps at the base of the crown.
Chubutensis was the predecessor of the Megalodon shark.
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.