This is the largest Meg tooth we've ever offered. While it may not be the most pristine tooth we've had, the size is what makes this a unique piece. The coloration and enamel luster make this a visually appealing specimen. The tooth is sold with a custom made metal stand.
Tip: Very good/ Natural, small blemish
Enamel: Excellent on front / Fair on back 'display' side / Nice luster
Color: Light gray with darker gray along serrations, gunmetal gray root and burlet
Root: Unrestored with very minimal hydration
Burlet: Covers tooth along root on both sides.
Measurements: ~6.49" long x 4-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" thick. With stand add additional 1" to height and 3-1/4" depth
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.