MUSEUMS CHOICE     DINOSAURS / REPTILES     INVERTEBRATES     TRILOBITES     AMMONITES     AMPHIBIANS     FISH

PRIMITIVE MAN     ANCIENT MAN     MARINE VERTEBRATES     MEGALODON     SHARKS     PLANTS     LAND MAMMALS

HOME     WHAT'S NEW      JOIN OUR MAILING LIST     HOW TO ORDER     INFORMATION     FOSSIL FRAUD     ABOUT US

 

THE ABOVE AND BELOW PHOTOS SHOW INTACT PORTIONS OF THE TOOTH AT THE BASE THAT ARE OFTEN BROKEN BUT INTACT IN THIS TOOTH

GRADE 10 GUNMETAL BLUE MOTTLED 5 INCH MEGALODON TOOTH

Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.A.

MIOCENE to PLIOCENE PERIOD:  23.3 - 1.81 million years ago

This GRADE 10 (highest grade) large 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 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 have ALREADY proven their rock-solid value appreciation in price during the last decade when they possess fine preservation and remarkable beauty.  Only teeth WITH NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION that have these premium features will appreciate in value!

This is truly an GRADE 10 BEAUTY!  While most teeth of this size class are not very good quality, this specimen has every feature well-preserved with premium beauty features that put it in a class that seldom Megalodon teeth can claim.  At 5 inches, this GRADE 10 example is at the FIVE INCH magic mark for Megalodon teeth.  Anyone that collects Megalodon teeth knows that prices ramp up dramatically for teeth at this size mark similar to the popularity of "1 carat" when it comes to diamonds.  The enamel is superb highlighted by overtones of green and gold.  The enamel's color and shading patterns along with an amazing luster producing a silvery gunmetal blue mottling make this a magical piece to hold in your hand and admire.  The jet black bourlette is 100% present.  The complete, full root is extremely well-preserved.  Serrations and tip are intact with light natural feeding wear.  Images above demonstrate rare conditions for a tooth of this size such as complete unbroken serrated edges where the serrations run to the bottom where they meet the root.  This area of the tooth edges where they meet the root is often damaged in the majority of teeth this size but this is NOT the case with this specimen.  This tooth has absolutely NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION. 

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 damaged and the color is almost always the boring, common black.  This tooth is amongst THE FINEST Megalodon teeth found.  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!

 

 

 

GRADE10 VERY ROBUST MOTTLED BLUE BEAUTY! - STUNNING HEAVY MEAT-SHEARING TOOTH FROM THE FRONT OF THE UPPER JAW!

5" in length on the diagonal edge

SOLD     SH6-184     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE MEGALODON SHARK TEETH FOR SALE

1195