Carcharocles (Carcharodon) Megalodon Tooth

Item Description

Eocene to Pliocene Period- C. 55-5 Million Years Ago

Order to which the fossil belongs:   Lamniformes
Name of which the family belongs: Otodontidae

The genus carcharocles is an extinct lineage of sharks and is one of the planet’s largest predators, estimated at 13m (42 1/2 ft) long. They had roughly 24 teeth in the upper jaw and about 20 teeth in the lower . The crown of the tooth is triangular with a extremely large root. The species Carcharocles megalodon lived in warm seas and were the largest and youngest of its lineage.

Slightly damaged otherwise in good condition and a nice example.

Size: 75mm x 93mm



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