FOSSIL SPERM WHALE TOOTH
This Fossil Sperm Whale Tooth will make a great addition to your Fossil collection. A Sperm Whale Tooth from the Gulf of Mexico where many fossils come from especially teeth. These are almost as rare as Hens teeth. The condition is complete tip to root with hollow root with minimal damage near the root. There has been no repair or restoration.
Age: 23 Million Years, Miocene Period.
Edisto River, South Carolina, U.S.A.
5.8cm x 1.1cm x 1.1cm, 10g.
Named Odontocete, toothed whale from the Miocene Period. This whale would have shared the same waters and time period as many of the dangerous sharks found off the East Coast of North America during the Miocene, like the infamous Megalodon Shark. Odontocete teeth were bigger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur teeth and would have eaten other Whales and Sharks. They grew to 18 meters long and weighed 40 tonnes.