Very Large Carcharocles (Carcharodon) Megalodon Tooth
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.
Although damaged to one side, it is of a large size.
Size: 130mm length