Megalodon Shark tooth with Bite Mark!

Megalodon Shark tooth with Bite Mark!

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Quick Overview

When ever a fossil displays some type of story, it instantly becomes that much more interesting. Such is the case with this specimen. Most likely, the animal belonging to this tooth was in a fast encounter with another Meg, as they had a feeding frenzy upon a wale. But, it could also have been a territorial issue. We'll never know. Regardless, the specimen is nicely sized, has very nice enamel retention, good display side burlet and tip. The serrations aren't what we like to see, being rather smooth. But the bite mark more than makes up for that..

Measurements: ~4" Long x 3-1/2" wide x 3/4" thick
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.