MEGALODON FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH

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MEGALODON FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH

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SHARK TOOTH M

CARCHARODON MEGALODON

MIOCENE 20 MYA

NORTH CAROLINA

5-7/8″ From tip to root.

 

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This is a beautiful, authentic MEGALODON FOSSIL SHARK TOOTH !

This Tooth measures 5-7/8″ from tip to root along its longest side (industry standard).

The Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived.  Megalodon means “big tooth”.  They lived from 23 to 3.6 million years ago , during the Early Miocene to the Pliocene. It was a close relative of the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). While regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators to have ever lived, megalodon’s max size is uncertain as it is known only from partial remains. Scientists differ on whether it would have more closely resembled a stockier version of the great white shark, the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) or the sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus). Most estimates of megalodon’s size are based on their teeth; with maximum length estimates up to 18 meters (59 ft) and average length estimates of 10.5 meters (34 ft). Estimates suggest their large jaws could exert a bite force of up to 110,000 to 180,000 newtons (25,000 to 40,000 lbf).[7] Their teeth were thick and robust, built for grabbing prey and breaking bone.

The Megalodon fossil shark tooth is highly sought after by fossil hunters the world over!

Learn more about Megalodon here!  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalodon

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