5-7/8" Megalodon Shark Tooth

5-7/8" Megalodon Shark Tooth

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Quick Overview

At almost 6" in length, this Megalodon tooth would make a fine addition to any collection. The specimen displays a pristine tip, and nicely preserved serrations. The burlet is exceptionally large, particularly on the tooth's display side. Warm intermixing tones enhance the tooth's enamel, with the enamel showing minimal hydration lines. The root is full and does show some natural hydration. But it is minimal, compared to the overall excellence of this nicely sized Megalodon specimen.

Measurements: ~5-7/8" Long
Location: South Carolina, U.S.A.
Time Period: Miocene ~ 20 Million Years Old

More Information:

Carcharodon Megalodon (meaning giant tooth) was the largest and most powerful predatory fish that has ever lived. Megalodon also had the strongest bite force of any animal that has ever lived, at up to 18 tons. That bone crushing jaw strength allowed it to commonly hunt whales for its meals. Its teeth were similar in structure to today's Great White but significantly larger. Some Megalodon teeth have been measured over 7" in length. Compare that to the average 3" tooth size of a modern Great white and one can begin to imagine the size and power of Carcharodon Megalodon. The beast could grow to over 30 meters long.