Carcharocles megalodon

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    A Top Quality, 5-11/16" SILVER on BLACK Megalodon tooth from the Miocene of Georgia - an exceptional upper jaw Principal Anterior tooth. An April Fossil of the Month. The enamel is excellent BLACK color with a silver top with the Highest Quality and very small hydration cracks. The bourlette is extra large and 80% complete. The serrations sharp and nearly complete with a big tip serration. The root is an excellent brown color, extra wide (4-3/8"), nicely articulated, and complete with no hydration cracks. A fantastic color combination! Note - these Georgia Megs are fantastic - with little wear and excellent perservation. No repair. No restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. A BIG Georgia Megalodon collector's tooth. A killer SILVER and BLACK Meg tooth.

    G103            Size: 5-11/16"  (4-3/8" W)

    Note - Adding 8 new Georgia Megalodon teeth in April 2021  ->  Link to Georgia Megalodon teeth

    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.

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