RARE COMPLETE 7 INCH
SPERM WHALE TOOTH WITH ROOT
St. Mary's River - Georgia, U.S.A.
TO PLIOCENE PERIOD: 23.3 - 1.81 million years ago
Resembling nothing less spectacular than a massive Tyrannosaurus rex
tooth with root, this giant and complete tooth from the largest (and
only surviving today) of the prehistoric Sperm
Whales, Physeter macrocephalus dates back to the Miocene/ Pliocene Period.
Like T. rex, the Sperm Whale ruled the ancient seas and shared the title
of "king" with the Megalodon Shark during its day. Today, they
have no rival. The Sperm whale is and was the largest of all the
toothed whales and males can grow to lengths in excess of 60 feet.
The male Sperm whale is THE largest predator living in the sea
today. They are truly the kings of
the ocean realm.
finest and most impressive fossil Sperm whale tooth we have ever offered
or handled, this specimen is a must for a display of fossil apex
predators! This massive tooth is magic to handle. Its heavy
weight, giant proportions and smooth, perfectly preserved surfaces are a
treat to experience in person. Crown is complete with only minor
natural feeding wear on the back side. Root is complete and solid
as a rock! Usually, when these teeth are found, they are in such
horrible shape with broken or badly worn down crowns. This
specimen is the finest that one could hope for and would be a perfect
candidate for a fossil casting company due to it rare degree of
completeness and quality.
does not have a single break and was found whole! A prize like
this deserves a place in the finest fossil
collections. Visually impressive! Intact with NO REPAIR and NO RESTORATION.
A specimen such as this
is perfect to display
alongside a Megalodon shark tooth collection as this creature would have shared
the same waters and served as the main food source for the largest and
most dangerous shark that ever lived, the MEGALODON
Whales, dolphins and
porpoises make up the group of air-breathing marine mammals called
CETACEANS. This group is comprised of three sub-groups - the
extinct ARCHAEOCETI, and two living types, the ODONTOCETI (toothed whales)
and MYSTICETI (baleen whales). All have a body structure that is highly adapted for their marine
environment. These features include paddle-like forelimbs, lack of
external hind limbs, large tail for propulsion underwater, dorsally
located nostrils for breathing just above the surface of the water,
specialized ears for underwater hearing and a streamlined body profile
for efficient hydrodynamic locomotion. Odontocetes are more
prevalent and varied than Mysticetes. All of the smaller current
living whales (porpoises, orcas, narwhals, pilots, etc.) and a few of the
larger ones (Sperm Whale) are toothed (Odontocetes). Mysticetes
include the largest animal that ever lived on the earth, the Blue
All cetaceans are
carnivorous with a main diet consisting of fish, invertebrates and other
marine mammals. Many cetacean fossils are found in sediments
alongside fossil shark teeth and other marine vertebrates but whale
fossils are much less common compared to other marine vertebrate fossils
of the same period and region and whale fossils are often found in
fragments or show evidence of predation by prehistoric sharks, no doubt,
cetaceans most feared enemy in their prehistoric past.
GRADE 10 MASSIVE TOOTH FROM THE KING OF THE SEAS - TODAY'S LARGEST PREDATOR!
WITH MEGALODON TEETH - WHALES WERE MEGALODON'S #1 FOOD SOURCE!
in length along the curve
Actual Item - One Only