An ultra rare, high quality 4-3/16" Sharktooth Hill area Megalodon tooth from the Jewett Sand member. This is an early Miocene Megalodon tooth. The Jewett Sand produces very few Megalodon teeth (less the Round Mountain Silt which produces the typical Sharktooth Hill Megs) and one of the toughest Megs to locate. A November 2019 Fossil of the Month. High quality enamel and good color. The bourlette is an incredible deep red color and essentially complete. The serrations are essentially complete with a great tip serration - very rare. The root is an nicely articulated and complete. Note - the large serrations and the interlocking indentations along the side of the root lobes. Plus the "root ears" at the base of the crown which are actually cup shaped - very cool. These characteristics are only seen in the early to middle Miocene Megs - very unique! No repair or restoration. You will not see these early Miocene Sharktooth Hill (Jewett) Megs from Bakersfield, California very often. One of the rarest Megs! Authenticity guaranteed.
ST452 Size: 4-3/16"