Large Megalodon Shark Tooth With Pyrite - 5 inches
This extraordinary fossil shark tooth (Carcharocles megalodon) is from South Carolina. A tooth like this is highly sought-after because of its almost unmatched size and completeness. This imposing tooth is perfect for someone looking conversation piece. The centre of this huge tooth has been inlaid with pyrite and there is complete enamel on the reverse side.
Megalodon was the largest predatory fish to ever swim the oceans. Amazingly, 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 about 50 feet long!
Age: Miocene Epoch, 23 - 5.3 million years old.
This shark tooth measures just over 5 inches (13 cm) long at largest edge, and 4 inches (10 cm) wide. Weighs 261 grams (9 oz.).
From Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.
Wood and brass stand included.