Colorful Megalodon Ancestor Shark Tooth Carcharodon auriculatus

Carcharocles (Carcharodon) auriculatus

Geological Time: Eocene

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): 60 mm long (diagonal), 48 mm wide (includes root)

Fossil Site: Harleyville, South Carolina

Code: SKT16

Price: $50.00 - sold

Shark Tooth Carcharodon auriculatusDescription: This is a fine example of a tooth from the extinct shark Carcharodon (Carcharochles) auriculatus. These sharks are thought to be progenitors of what was to be Carcharodon (or Charcharocles) megalodon. Notice the sidecusps, a remnant of its descent from Otodus obliquus (see my other fine offerings). Teeth are highly variable in color, a consequence of the minerals in the water that formed the deposits. This one has a most pleasing gray coloration. This one comes in a 140 mm by 115 mm display box, making it a fine presentation specimen.

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