Carcharocles megalodon

SKU
SC015
In stock
$1,250.00
Overview

A Top Quality, JET BLACK Megalodon tooth - an upper jaw anterior tooth from So. Carolina. An incredible BLACK colored crown. Highest quality enamel - super glossy with mirror-like surfaces.  An November Fossil of the Month. The brown bourlette is near complete. The serrations are large and 100% complete.The root is brown & charcoal color and complete with a small hydration crack. The is a Miocene Meg tooth with good sized serrations and the grooves on the side of the root ends. All Miocene traits.  No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed.  An incredible JET BLACK colored collector's Megalodon tooth.  Museum Quality.

SC015        Size: 4-3/8"

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.

South Carolina – The So. Carolina Megalodon teeth are nearly all sourced from the low country rivers of coastal So. Carolina. The most prolific rivers are located in the Charleston area to the Georgia border. These teeth are found at the river bottoms with swift currents and also no visibility. Not an activity for the casual diver. Add to that the occasional encounter with a Bull shark, alligator or sting ray. Teeth can be Miocene and Pliocene age from the Hawthorne Formation.

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Size3-7/8"
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