This large, complete fossil tooth from a prehistoric Sperm Whale of the family Physeteridae, dates back to the Miocene - Pliocene Period. Fossil Sperm whale teeth in this condition of completeness are rare and are even scarcer than Megalodon teeth. Unlike sharks, toothed whales did not replace their teeth hence the scarcity. Finding a complete specimen in fine condition and with a full root, is very rare. This heavy, well-mineralized example shows a worn crown from countless kills and feeding when this whale was once alive, millions of years ago.
This fossil is perfect to display alongside a Megalodon shark tooth collection as this creature would have shared the same waters and served as the main food source for the largest and most dangerous shark that ever lived, the Megalodon shark.
Like T. rex, the Sperm Whale ruled the ancient seas and shared the title of "king" with the Megalodon Shark during its day. Today, they have no rival with the male Sperm whale being THE largest predator living in the sea today. The Sperm whale is and was the largest of all the toothed whales and males can grow to lengths in excess of 60 feet. They are truly the kings of the ocean realm.