Superb Megalodon Tooth - 5.66 inches
- This gorgeously shaped fossil shark tooth (Carcharocles megalodon) is a true collector piece. It's highly desirable because of its size, completeness (including bourrelet) and overall quality. The enamel coverage is excellent an it has razor sharp serrations and pointed tip. This particular gem is completely unrestored.
- Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
- Hawthorn Formation: 3 - 7 million years old
- Megalodon was the largest predatory fish to ever swim the oceans. Astonishingly, Megalodon bite marks have been found in whale bones. Scientists estimate that Megalodon measured 10 feet for every inch of shark tooth length. This monster probably measured over 50 feet long!
- Measures precisely 5.66 inches (14.37 cm) at longest edge and 4.3 inches (10.92 cm) wide. Weighs 348 grams (12.27 ounces).
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