MEGALODON FOSSIL TOOTH
A large 5″ Megalodon Fossil Tooth. Rarely available this size, particularly in their natural state. This has been cleaned only, no further work has been undertaken. Carcharocles Megalodon sharks have been extinct for at least 3 million years. We only know of their existence from their teeth, which have been washing up around the world over the centuries. An amazing natural relic of our planets’ past.
13cm high x 9.5 cm across x 3cm deep, 288g.
5″ measured on the side of the tooth in the standard method.
South Carolina, USA
Regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in history, C. megalodon probably had a profound impact on the structure of marine communities. Fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a length of 18 metres and also indicate that it had a cosmopolitan distribution. Scientists suggest that C. megalodon looked like a stockier version of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.