Carcharocles megalodon Indonesia

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    An ultra rare, TOP QUALITY Megalodon - upper jaw anterior tooth from West Java, Indonesia - new site.  A May Fossil of the Month. This Megalodon has an excellent brown colored crown with mottled brown color shades and an excellent gold & brown colored bourlette. Highest quality enamel. Fantastic color! The bourlette is extra large and 85% complete. The serrations are razor sharp with an excellent tip serration. Excellent serrations for a BIG Meg tooth. The root on the display side is excellent and on the reverse side it is some pitting which is all to common for these Megs. Miocene Age. No repair or restoration. Authenticity Guaranteed. A rare BIG Indonesian Meg tooth. Note - The mottled brown colors is a typical pattern for these brown West Java Meg teeth. You Will Not See Many BIG West Java Megs With Complete Roots!

    IN01 BoP       Size: 5-3/8"  

    Note - Adding 10+ Indonesian Megalodon Teeth in May 2020. -> Link To Indonesian Megs

    These Megalodon teeth are found in limestone deposits in West Java, Indonesia. They will come in a range of colors and most teeth will exhibit some form of color patterning. They are very showy teeth with incredible serrations. Late Miocene-Pliocene age (4-10 million years ago). These Megalodon teeth are the real deal and they are definitely among my personal favorites.

    The West Java Meg teeth are a May 2020 new addition to our Megalodon teeth selection. As we continue to see many of our favorite Megalodon hunting sites dry up – Chile, Peru, Lee Creek, Bone Valley mines, etc., the West Java Meg teeth are a “breath of fresh air”. They offer brilliant colors and patterns, incredible serrations, and good size. Great news for the Megalodon collectors. Megalodon teeth from a new site worthy of any collection.

    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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