Lamnidae - Carcharias | Carcharocles

Megalodon Carcharodon Shark Tooth 5.99"

£3,782.00 GBP

A significantly important discovery of a 'blue' Beaufort County, Megalodon shark tooth measuring just under 5.99" whilst demonstrating a high standard of preservation putting this specimen in the top 15% of best-preserved fossil Megalodon shark tooth in the world today.

Renowned for being the largest, powerful shark of vertebrate in prehistory, the Megalodon carcharodon had a profound impact on the marine Miocene environment. Evident in the extraordinary discoveries of modern times from the Miocene to the Pliocene epoch's (the Neogene period), preying on ancient, miniature whales (Piscobalaena nana) and large seals.

Reaching a maximum length of 16 - 18 metres, approximately 52 - 59 ft, the closest living resemblance is the Great White shark, the 'Carcharodon carcharias', however, Megalodon's remains suggest its build was stockier than that of the modern-day Great white.

Genus: Carcharodon. (Family; Lamnidae / Otodontidae). (Order; Lamniformes).
Age: Cenozoic, late Oligocene to early Pleistocene, 28,000,000 - 1,500,000 years.
Origin: Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.

Megalodon tooth measurements.
Length: 15.1 cm
Width: 11.7 cm
Depth: 2.7 cm

Approximate weight: 0.426 g

Megalodon shark size chart

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