8.5cm Megalodon Tooth in a Display Case


8.5cm Megalodon Tooth, an Exceptional Specimen in a Display Case

Miocene/Pliocene Period;  5-20 million years old, Sold in glass fronted display case

Size, Length of tooth (tip to centre of root) ; 8.5 cms. Width; 7.9 cms Weight; (in case) 835 gms

Ref; F128



8.5cm Megalodon Tooth, an Exceptional Specimen in a Display Case

This is a stunning 8.5cm megalodon tooth in a display case. This is an almost perfect specimen, in a beautiful state of preservation. It is displayed in a wooden glass fronted display case.  On the back of the case is a full description. Because sharks don’t have bones, only cartilage, it is generally only fossilised teeth that are found. The teeth of the megalogon shark are exceptionally robust. These teeth were perfect for grabbing prey and also cutting through and breaking bone.

Megalodon sharks have been extinct for over 3 million years. The name Megalodon actually means ‘Big Tooth’.  The megalodon shark preferred warmer water, with the juveniles inhabiting warm coastal areas. The cooling sea temperatures, brought on by the ice-ages, and also the lack of prey led to their eventual decline and extinction. Megalodon Sharks are considered to be one of the largest and powerful predators that have ever lived. With the largest megalodon sharks growing up to 15-18 metres long and also jaws 3 metres wide.

The Great White Shark that is alive today grows to only a third of the size of the megalodon shark. There is still an ongoing debate as to whether the great white shark have evolved from the megalodon shark.

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