Otodus megalodon Copper Red Site

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An ultra rare, Top Quality Red Site Otodus megalodon tooth from the Meherrin River, North Carolina. An April Fossil of the Month. This Megalodon is an upper jaw anterior tooth from the Meherrin River copper-red site. Exceptional copper red color. The enamel is the highest quality. The serrations are large and sharp with an excellent tip serration. Bourlette is dark brown and essentially complete. The root is complete. A Miocene Meg tooth. No repair or restoration. An old collection piece from the rarest location to find a top quality Megalodon tooth - rarer than Lee Creek, Peru, Bone Valley, etc. Authenticity guaranteed. This tooth has the best color, enamel, bourlette, and root quality for the copper-red site. It will be difficult to find a better red site Meg tooth. A very special red site tooth!

NC004         SIZE: 5-7/16"   (4-1/16" wide)

Adding 6 NC Copper-Red Megalodon teeth in April 2024.   Link to NC Red 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.

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.