Megalodon Tooth, South Carlolina

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Quick Overview

Tip: Excellent, unrestored and in great condition

Enamel: Excellent, beautiful luster with some hydration lines on display side

Serrations: Very good, well defined with a few chips on the right side 

Color: Light tan-gray 

Root: Good, unrestored with hydration creases on display side 

Burlet:  Brown, deep "V" ridge and covers the tooth from side to side on display side

Measurements: ~4-1/2" long x 3-3/8" wide 

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.