GRADE 10 SUPERB NEAR 4 INCH MEGALODON
SHARK TOOTH WITH SHARP TIP AND SERRATIONS
Beaufort - South Carolina, U.S.A.
to PLIOCENE PERIOD: 23.3 - 1.81 million years ago
massive Megalodon shark is one of the largest and most fearsome
predators that ever existed in the ancient seas. Owning a genuine,
high grade tooth from these terrible creatures of prehistory is the
pride of many collectors. This fine quality tooth came from the
famous shark known scientifically as
- the largest and deadliest
shark that ever lived and the second largest meat-eater (next to the
Sperm Whale) that ever inhabited our planet!
fossil shark tooth is from the jaws of a
giant Megalodon shark! This GRADE 10 grade specimen possesses ALL features desired by advanced Megalodon tooth collectors.
Serrations and tip are present and super sharp with only minor natural
feeding wear. Black bourlette is a nice contrast and full root is
well-preserved and intact. Enamel is a midnight blue with black
overtones and a fantastic natural luster. This specimen has
REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.
Teeth like these are getting certainly harder to come by in today's
and increasing future demand will never be satisfied by the dwindling
numbers of the truly top grade 10 specimens such as this beauty, hence
their constantly increasing prices each year.
teeth found in rivers are almost always heavily eroded and worn from the
high energy environment in which they were subjected to. They
usually have dull, sand-blasted enamel, peeling back from the
core. The roots are often broken and partially missing. Many
teeth are found broken in half or fragmented.
While we strictly avoid teeth with restoration, Caveat emptor as several
Megalodon teeth in dealers' inventories in this size class have SOME
repair or restoration.
At a length of 52 feet
and weighing in excess of 60 tons, Carcharocles megalodon was the second
largest predator that ever existed on this planet, the largest being the
sperm whale. Megalodon was larger and heavier than T. rex.
Scientific reconstructions of this shark estimate the dorsal fin 5.5
feet tall, the pectoral fins at 10 feet in length and the tail over 12
feet high. If you were unfortunate enough to have a megalodon swim
over you, the pectoral fins would measure 30 feet from tip to tip with a
torso in excess of 10 feet thick! The jaws were so large that
this shark would be able to swallow a Rhinoceros whole. A
predator this size would have most likely fed on large marine
vertebrates, especially whales. Fossil teeth have been found in
excess of 7 inches in length! Megalodon teeth are similar in
geometry to the modern White Shark and scientists are still passionately
divided on the origin of the two species and if megalodon is related to
the modern white shark. It is also not fully understood why this
giant killer became extinct but we can all be glad it is. A day at
the beach just wouldn't be what it is today!
GRADE 10 CRISP AND SUPER SHARP TIP TOOTH WITH STUNNING NATURALLY GLOSSY
ENAMEL AND RICH DARK COLOR
length on the diagonal edge
SH6-114 INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX Actual
Item - One Only