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GRADE 10 SUPERB NEAR 4 INCH MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH WITH SHARP TIP AND SERRATIONS

Beaufort - South Carolina, U.S.A.

MIOCENE to PLIOCENE PERIOD:  23.3 - 1.81 million years ago

The 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 Carcharocles megalodon - the largest and deadliest shark that ever lived and the second largest meat-eater (next to the Sperm Whale) that ever inhabited our planet! 

This 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 absolutely NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.  Teeth like these are getting certainly harder to come by in today's market.  Current 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. 

Megalodon 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

3.95" in length on the diagonal edge

SOLD     SH6-114     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only  

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