A rare, LARGE Top Quality Auriculatus tooth from the Pamunkey River, Virginia. An exceptional upper jaw anterior tooth. A nice tan & brown colored crown with a brown colored bourlette and root. Highest quality enamel. Excellent color & preservation. The serrations are large and sharp with a worn tip serration. The root is complete, extra large, and well preserved. It is very hard to find these teeth in perfect condition. No repair. No restoration. An exceptional collector's Virginia Auriculatus tooth! Authenticity guaranteed.
This catalog contains excellent teeth from Otodus (Carcharocles) auriculatus, the first Giant White shark to evolve which would eventually lead to the Megalodon shark in the Miocene. O. auriculatus teeth are noted for their triangular crown and very large side cusps which are heavily serrated. These teeth are from the Upper Eocene (38 million years ago).
All of these C. auriculatus teeth were found in the Late Eocene Piney Point Formation exposed in the Pamunkey River, Virginia. These Auriculatus teeth exhibit high quality preservation and can be very colorful. A little "river polish" adds to the attractiveness of these Auriculatus teeth.
One of the eight species of unique shark species of Viginia teeth from an old collection.