Otodus (Carcharocles) megalodon Copper Red Site

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NC001
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Overview

An ultra rare, BIG Top Quality Classic Red Site Otodus (Carcharocles) megalodon from the Meherrin River, North Carolina. This Meg is an incredible upper jaw anterior tooth. A September Fossil of the Month. NC001 has copper-red color. Fantastic red color! The enamel is the high quality with exceptional gloss. The serrations are essentially complete with an excllent tip serration. Bourlette is brown and mostly dentin layer. The root is exceptionally wide (5-1/4") and complete. It weighs 1-1/4 pounds. A well preserved tooth. Note - there is a strip of serrations on the right side that has been professionally restored. You rarely see a BIG copper red colored Megalodon tooth that has a quality crown and serrations and a complete root - a top tooth from this site! NO repair or restoration. An old collection piece from the rarest location to find a top quality Megalodon tooth - rarer than Chile, Peru, Bone Valley, etc. Authenticity guaranteed. A very special BIG Meg tooth. I have only seen one other red site tooth this large in 20 years and is was not a colorful tooth. An ultra rare top quality 6-1/2"+ Meherrin River tooth!

NC001         SIZE: 6-9/16"   (5-1/4" wide)

Adding 6 NC Copper-Red Megalodon teeth in March 2022.  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.