Carcharocles megalodon 

F001 BoP
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An "Eye Popping" TOP QUALITY, LARGE Megalodon upper jaw PRINCIPAL ANTERIOR tooth from Venice Beach, Florida.  A March Fossil of the Month (FOTM).  A fantastic Charcoal Gray and Tan designer colored crown and a fantastic red-brown bourlette! I have never seen a Meg with these colors. Highest quality enamel. The bourlette is red brown and 100% complete. The serrations are razor sharp with a good tip serration and small bumps at the base of the cutting edge. Exceptional serrations for a big Meg. The root is complete with no hydration cracks, and indentations on the root lobes. Definitely a Miocene Megalodon tooth. Excellent symmetry. 100% natural. NO repair or restoration! AN EXCEPTIONAL color collector's MEG from Venice Beach. MUSEUM QUALITY. The BEST of the BEST!  You will not see another Meg  tooth with these colors!  Authenticity guaranteed. 

F001       SIZE: 5-1/4"  

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.