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
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.