Massive Megalodon Shark Tooth from New Location

Carcharocles (Carcharodon) megalodon shark tooth

Geological Time: Pliocene

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): 100 mm long (diagonal), 71 mm wide maximum

Fossil Site: Sahara Desert, Morocco

Code: MF012

Price: Sold

Carcharocles megalodonDescription: This is a fine example of a tooth from the most sought-after shark Carcharodon (or Charcharocles) megalodon. Notice the fine serrations present on this specimen of a shark which grew to be in excess of 20 METERS. Given the rule of thumb that 25 mm of tooth = 3 meters of length, this one would have come from a shark about 12 meters long. There is quite a degree of variability of the color of these teeth as a consequence of the minerals in the water when the deposit was formed. This one is a pleasing earth tone. This tooth comes from a recent discovery in Morocco; the first specimens were offered in the fall of 2008.

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