RARE 3.25" LARGE
AURICULATUS SHARK TOOTH
Suwannee River - North
45 - 38 million years ago
C. auriculatus is
now extinct and was the first killer shark in the lineage of extinct Great White Sharks.
It considered by some to be the first ancestor of the massive extinct
killer shark - Megalodon. Most noteworthy on the teeth of the auriculatus
shark are the pronounced
cusplets flanking the crown. Fine grade teeth are
very rare for
this shark species and actually, far less abundant than most other
prehistoric large sharks.
This is quite a rare
offering and will
likely be one of the
finest and largest Auriculatus tooth we will EVER offer
well in excess of the normal size for this species!!! In
comparing the rarity of the size of this tooth with the relativity of a
this specimen would be the equivalent of a Megalodon tooth in the 6.5 to
6.75 INCH class, the upper range in size for Megalodon teeth. If you
have ever looked at the quality and respective price of a Megalodon
tooth in that size, you can easily spend well into several
thousands of dollars for a tooth that still may have major cosmetic
issues. Fine grade Auriculatus fossil shark teeth OVER 3" are
RARE and most collectors would be happy to have a tooth in this size
class IN ANY CONDITION just for bragging. Point being,
what is rare about this
amazing specimen is its SIZE and equally important, it IS COMPLETE WITH
BOTH SIDE CUSPLETS INTACT AND HAS
NOT BEEN REPAIRED OR
RESTORED and is
as it was found!
are shopping for a high grade Auriculatus tooth, make sure you look at
the small side cusplets as often, these are broken and/or repaired.
This tooth has INTACT cusplets that have NOT been repaired or restored. A definite
collector grade auriculatus tooth,
serrations are pronounced down the sides and BOTH side cusps are intact
with minor feeding wear on one.
Serrations are very thick and robust with light natural feeding wear.
Original feeding wear on tip and without it, this tooth would be at
least 3.5 inches long. The worn tip is quite interesting, though,
this tooth was subject to protracted use of countless kills and attacks
when this MASSIVE SIZE AURICULATUS SHARK was alive over 38 million years ago.
Root is very dense and heavy and quite robust. It is complete with
a beautiful chocolate brown color - a perfect compliment to the liquid
black enamel that is so wonderfully preserved on this investment grade
RESTORATION OR REPAIR. VERY highly recommended for the
advanced shark tooth collector.
If you are an experienced
fossil shark tooth collector, you will already know what we are saying
here. To own a natural and intact Auriculatus tooth of this size
is definitely a specimen to brag about owning!
QUALITY AURICULATUS TEETH IN ANY SIZE ARE RARE - ONE IN
THIS SIZE CLASS THAT IS OF THIS QUALITY IS AN INVESTMENT TOOTH!
in length on the diagonal edge x 2.3" wide
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX Actual
Item - One Only