Stunning 5.25" Megalodon Tooth with Vertical Stand

£ 298.31

Description

For sale is a superb Megalodon shark tooth from Southeast USA. This specimen is in near perfect condition for its size; there is minimal enamel peel and the gum is almost completely intact, save for a chip and a couple of small nicks. As with most teeth this large, the serrations have been worn to none, but the enamel is in very good shape, as is the bourlette. The vertical stand is included and an information card will be provided.

This tooth is 100% genuine with no repairs or restorations and was measured with a caliper.

Dimensions of tooth

Length: 5.263" (133.68mm)

Width:  3.48" (88.41mm)

Weight: 279.43 grams (9.857 oz.)

Location: Southeast U.S.A.

Dimensions of Stand

Width of Base: 3.9" (10cm)

Height: 4.5" (11.5 cm)

Height with tooth: 6.88" (17.5cm)

Carcharocles megalodon is an extinct species of megatoothed shark that lived during the early Miocene to late Pliocene epochs of the Neogene period (23 to 2.6 mya). It was one of the largest marine predators to have existed, vastly outweighing the modern Great White Shark and other marine reptiles such as Plesiosaurs and Mosasaurs. C. megalodon could grow up to 60 feet (18 meters) and over, weighing approximately one hundred tons. Its diet consisted mainly of prehistoric whales, dolphins and giant sea turtles; fossilized bones of marine mammals have been found with bite marks matching the teeth of megalodon.

Specifications

Dimensions of tooth

Length: 5.263" (133.68mm)

Width:  3.48" (88.41mm)

Weight: 279.43 grams (9.857 oz.)

Location: Southeast U.S.A.

Dimensions of Stand

Width of Base: 3.9" (10cm)

Height: 4.5" (11.5 cm)

Height with tooth: 6.88" (17.5cm)

Location: Southeast U.S.A.

Genus: Carcharocles

Species: C. megalodon

Geological era: Cenozoic

Period: Neogene

Epochs: Early Miocene to Late Pliocene

Age (MYA): 23 to 2.6 Million Years Ago

Shipping

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Return Policy

If your item(s) arrives damaged, or you are not 100% satisfied with it, please contact us with the details and if the problem cannot be resolved we will issue you a full refund upon receiving the item back in the mail. Our refund will include the whole amount you paid as well as the cost of your postage. We strive to make our customers happy so please contact us if you have any trouble or questions.

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Standard postage takes 6+ business days to arrive, whereas Express is only 1-4 business days.

Region Standard (tracked) Express (1-4 business days)
North America $12 $25
UK & Europe $16 $30
New Zealand $10 $20
Australia Free $8

Our lifetime guarantees means you can buy from us with absolute confidence. If at any time you discover the condition of your fossil was not as described (e.g. has restoration or repairs not as described) we will issue you a full refund including postage.

If your item(s) arrives damaged, or you are not 100% satisfied with it, please contact us with the details and if the problem cannot be resolved we will issue you a full refund upon receiving the item back in the mail. Our refund will include the whole amount you paid as well as the cost of your postage. We strive to make our customers happy so please contact us if you have any trouble or questions.