Otodus (Carcharocles) megalodon Calvert Cliffs

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    MD02
    Out of stock
    $575.00
    Overview

    A Rare, TOP QUALITY "Picture" Megalodon tooth - upper jaw PRINCIPAL ANTERIOR tooth from Calvert Cliffs, Maryland. An excellent colorful crown with great design and a black bourlette - great eye appeal. Good quality enamel.The serrations are large and sharp with a slightly rounded tip serration. The root is complete with small hydration cracks. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. A rare color collector's tooth from Calvert Cliffs. You don't see many Calvert Cliffs Megalodon teeth!

    MD02            Size: 3-15/16" 

    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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