Common Name: Polished Megalodon Shark Tooth Fossil
Genus/Species: Carcharocles megalodon
Age: 23-2 Million Years old
Location: Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
This is a excellent high quality polished Extinct Giant Shark Tooth Fossil. It is brown in color with blue-white highlights with a nice bourlette. The tooth has been polished with a diamond polisher. Super nice root on this Fossil Meg Tooth. This tooth has been inlaid with pyrite. Actual specimen pictured & guaranteed authentic.
This Prehistoric Carnivorous Fish was at the pinnacle of shark evolution. Carcharocles (Carcharodon) "meg", an apex predator, comes from the Greek word for “big tooth” or "giant tooth". This shark was as gigantic as a bus at a length of 60 feet (18.5 M) and estimated to have weighed between 60-75 tons.
Their prehistoric shark skeletons were made of cartilage, like those of modern sharks. This resulted in poor to no fossilization of their skeletons and therefore is not found in the Florida fossil record.
Almost exclusively known from its giant fossil teeth, no complete fossils have been found to date. Only a rare few single vertebrae have been discovered. The largest tooth ever discovered measured 7.25 inches in slant length.
Most experts believe it is closely related to the Great White Shark in looks and form, but much more ginormous.
This Monster Shark ate whales, fish, and other marine mammals. The colossal beast had massive jaws, and may have consumed as much as 2,500 pounds of food per day.
This Giant Marine Predator lived 23 Million Years ago and went extinct about 1.8 Million Years ago. The Giant Prehistoric Shark lived in all of the world’s oceans and was the largest predator.
For more information on Prehistoric Sharks, Fossil Fish, Mosasaurs, Plesiosaurs and other ancient marine life, click here:
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More information on Extinct Fossil Sharks, click here: Elasmo: The Life and Times of Long Dead Sharks
Size: 4.63" Slant Length (L1) 4.56" Slant Length (L2)
Item #: MEG011