Tip: Polished, shows two tone layers of caramel brown and beige
Enamel: Partially polished, unpolished portion seems to have good natural luster
Color: Two tone, caramel brown and beige throughout. This piece has a rich, warm undertone compared to other Megalodon teeth we have in stock at the moment.
Root: Polished along display side with dark caramel brown color
Burlet: Dark brown, deep "V" ridge and covers the tooth from side to side on display side
Measurements: ~2-3/4" long x 2-1/4" wide
Location: South Carolina, U.S.A.
Time Period: Miocene ~ 20 Million Years Old
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.