PATHOLOGICALLY DEFORMED 4 INCH TOP GRADE MEGALODON FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH
Beaufort - South Carolina, U.S.A.
to PLIOCENE PERIOD: 23.3 - 1.81 million years ago
choice grade fossil shark tooth is from the jaws of a
huge Megalodon shark! This spectacular specimen is loaded with so
many features desired by advanced Megalodon tooth collectors.
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 premium grade and aesthetic fossil Megalodon shark
their constantly increasing prices each year.
is a type of tooth sought after by some collectors. It shows some
pathological deformities in its offset, crooked tip, irregularly aligned
serrations and rippled serrations on one side near the base where the
cutting edge meets the root. Pathological Megalodon teeth carry a
premium in price and despite this, often they are in poor condition
otherwise. This tooth shows some deformed features but also is of
a highly aesthetic quality that exceeds most teeth. It has beautiful
chatoyant steel blue-gray enamel displaying a natural high luster.
Serrations and tip are intact and super crisp with no missing serrated
portions of the crown at the base of the tooth where it meets the root.
Often, teeth have broken corners in this region. The bizarre
serrations have very light natural feeding wear incurred when this
monster shark was alive, but the tooth's overall beauty trumps these
aspects. Complete black bourlette is a nice compliment and
a black full root is well-preserved and intact. This tooth would
have come from the upper jaw of a giant Megalodon shark. The lower teeth served to hold the Megalodon's prey while the upper teeth closed down and sheared huge
chunks of flesh off. This specimen has
REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION.
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 damaged and the color is often drab.
This tooth is an uncommon
find and much nicer than typically found.
While we strictly avoid teeth with restoration or repair, Caveat emptor with some
dealers' inventories as Megalodon teeth in the larger sizes are
increasingly being subjected to SOME
repair or restoration. Unlike all other types of fossils,
repair or restoration to Megalodon teeth
DRAMATICALLY LOWER THE
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!
MEGALODON TEETH WITH
PATHOLOGY CARRY A PREMIUM IN PRICE DUE TO THEIR BIZARRE FEATURES AND
THIS WITH SUPERB PRESERVATION
4" in length
on the diagonal edge
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX Actual
Item - One Only