Carcharocles chubutensis

SKU
F011
In stock
$250.00
Overview

A TOP QUALITY Bone Valley Megalodon tooth from Middleburg, Clay County, Florida. A "Picture Meg" with an excellent olive-tan colored tooth. Highest quality enamel. The bourlette is light brown color and complete. Excellent color! The serrations are large & sharp with a good tip serration. The root is complete . An excellent Miocene Megalodon tooth. No repair or restoration! A rare collector's tooth from Bone Valley Formation. Authenticity guaranteed. 

F011       SIZE: 2-3/8"  

Note - Adding 18 Bone Valley Megalodon teeth in December 2022   -->   Link to Bone Valley Megalodon Teeth

 

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Carcharocles chubutensis or Chubutensis is the extinct ancestor of the Megalodon shark. The Chubutensis evolved in the late Oligocene disappeared by the late Miocene. Chubutensis teeth have the last sign of side cusps and they appear as small serrated bumps at the base of the crown.

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.