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ABOVE PHOTO SHOWS CUTTING BLADE EDGE BASE WHERE THE TOOTH MEETS THE ROOT.  IN MOST LARGE TEETH, THESE PORTIONS OF THE TOOTH ARE BROKEN OR MISSING.  THIS TOOTH IS NEARLY 6 INCHES, A RARE MONSTER SPECIMEN AND YET, BOTH CUTTING EDGES AT THE ROOT ARE INTACT AND COMPLETE!

UNRESTORED NEARLY 6 INCH MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH WITH REFLECTIVE COLORS AND SHARP 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, fine quality 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! 

Approaching a staggering SIX INCHES, this massive Megalodon tooth measures in at 5.9 inches.  It is 100% NATURAL, COMPLETE, INTACT and most important in this size class, WITHOUT ANY RESTORATION OR REPAIR.  Whether it is disclosed or not, once a Megalodon tooth gets in this size range, very few fine grade and complete teeth without serious detracting damage are found.  Restoration and repair is very common on teeth this large.  Such work makes them worth A FRACTION in price of what a natural tooth like this specimen is worth.  Five inches is considered the "magic mark" in river Megalodon teeth and the largest Megalodon teeth ever found measure up to approximately 7.5 inches.  Most of the dozen and a half that exist over 7 inches have restoration and/or repair!  Teeth that approach six inches and up from there are so hard to come by in a fine natural state that most collectors will accept some repair or restoration because the teeth are otherwise ugly as they were found.  Furthermore, the demand for teeth this large far exceeds supply so even very bad teeth will be modified and restored to meet the insatiable demand.  Large Megalodon teeth with repair and restoration will never appreciate in value like a natural tooth such as this specimen.  Unlike all other fossils, Megalodon teeth collectors do not find such work done to fossil shark teeth acceptable or desirable and serious collectors shy away teeth with repair or restoration. 

With that said, what you see above is 100% genuine and this tooth is WITHOUT ANY REPAIR OR RESTORATION.  Most beautiful is the naturally reflective baby blue-green enamel that is wonderfully contrasted by the midnight black root and bourlette.  Serrations are SHARP with an intact tip showing slight feeding wear.  Most teeth this large have issues with the tip or blade edges such as breaks or bitten edges but this tooth has only minor feeding wear.  Most noteworthy is the complete, intact base of the tooth where it meets the root.  This region is 100% GENUINE AND INTACT with fine preservation.  Root is well-preserved with a red hue on the labial side and black on the lingual side. 

The personal experience of physically holding such a massive Megalodon tooth as this in your hands is hard to describe.  We guarantee that this tooth has absolutely NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION - a serious problem today in the Megalodon tooth market when it comes to large, impressive examples such as this. 


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!

 

 FINE QUALITY UNRESTORED AND COMPLETE TEETH IN THIS SIZE ARE RARE - LARGE TOOTH FROM AN ENORMOUS MEGALODON SHARK

5.9" in length on the diagonal edge

SOLD     SH6-225     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

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