An EXTRA LARGE, High Quality Carcharocles megalodon from offshore Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Meg is an upper jaw anterior tooth The enamel is good quality. Bourlette is a brown color and 95% complete. Serrations are worn, but visible. The root is extra wide (4-5/16") and complete. No repair or restoration. This is a BIG high quality Atlantic ocean Megalodon tooth from this offshore site. Authenticity guaranteed. A super wide tooth!
NC031 SIZE: 5-7/16" (4-5/16" W)
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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.
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.
North Carolina ocean Megalodon teeth are found on a couple of shelves located 40 miles offshore Wrightsville Beach. These shelves represent a prehistoric river bottom. Divers retrieve these teeth at a water depth of 100 feet.