Carcharocles megalodon

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F002
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$1,495.00
Overview

A BIG, TOP QUALITY Bone Valley Megalodon lower jaw tooth from Polk Co., Florida. An excellent LIGHT GREEN colored crown! Incedible color! A January 2020 Fossil of the Month. High quality enamel. The bourlette is huge, white colored, and complete with incredible gloss. One of the finest bourlettes that I have seen! The serrations are razor sharp and nearly complete with minor feeding damage at the tip. Excellent serrations for a BIG BV Meg. The root is light tan and complete with almost no hydration cracks. A fantastic Miocene Megalodon tooth. Excellent symmetry. 100% natural. NO repair or restoration! A special color collector's BIG Meg tooth from Bone Valley. Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality.

F002       SIZE: 4-3/8"  

Note - Adding 4 new Bone Valley Fm. Megalodon teeth in January 2020.   ->   Link to the BV Meg 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.

Bone Valley - Excellent Megalodon teeth are recovered from the Bone Valley Fm. in Florida. These teeth can be very colorful and well preserved. The Bone Valley Fm. is a middle to Late Miocene deposit in central Florida. The phosphate mining operations in Polk Co. has uncovered the majority Bone Valley fossils. Access to the phosphate mine dumps is very limited and appears to be highly restricted to a few fossil club entries. Exceptional Bone Valley Fm. Megalodon teeth are also recovered offshore Golden Beach and Venice Beach.

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Size3-1/4"
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