This is the fossilized tooth of the largest shark to have ever lived - the Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon). This extinct species of shark was believed to reach 59 feet in length, roughly three times the length of the longest great white shark, and lived 28 to 1.5 million years ago. The fossilized teeth from this apex predator are highly sought after by both amateur and seasoned fossil collectors and are often considered the most desired of fossils. This tooth is scuba diver recovered from the coastal waters of Charleston, South Carolina.
Measuring 3 - 7/8" long (measured along the longest diagonal - root edge to tip), this tooth is graded at a 95% completeness level or better. This specimen has a beautiful steely-grey and golden-tan colored enamel with a dark brown root and bourlette. The specimen has been buffed to a high gloss polish, sharpening the edges and smoothing out the enamel.
It is said that for every one inch of tooth length, the shark was approximately 10' in overall length. That means this tooth came from a shark that was likely 35 to 40 feet in length! This tooth is the perfect gift at a great price for the collector, shark-enthusiast or aspiring paleontologist in your life!
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