'Beige/Black/Brown' Megalodon tooth "The Dreadful" - 15.2cm (5,98 inch) - SOLD
Description Megalodon tooth - 15.2 cm (5,98 inch) - USA
This top tier Megalodon tooth measuring 15.2 CM (5,98 inch) was found in the US, Florida - in 2022. The fossil tooth comes from a giant Megalodon shark (Otodus Megalodon) that could grow as long as 20 metres and weigh 60,000 kilos. This particular tooth must have come from a Megalodon that really belonged in the top tier size Megalodon. The largest and most dangerous of the Megalodon.
This Megalodon tooth shows hardly any damage and features a beautiful palette of colours. This tooth came from a giant Megalodon shark and - after millions of years - still boasts a distinct tip. A smooth tooth with little damage. This tooth falls in the top 1% of finds with its size. A very special tooth indeed!
Important: this Megalodon tooth is 100% natural (nothing has been restored/improved).
Insured shipment: we pack and ship the tooth carefully and all our packages are insured by us. This means: no risk for you.
- Megalodon tooth size: 15.2 CM (5,98 inch);
- Scientific name: Otodus Megalodon;
- Age: NEOGEEN (2.58-23.03 million years);
- Condition: natural: nothing restored;
- Provenance: Florida, USA;
- Weight: 390 grams;
- Where found: in the sea;
- Year of discovery: 2022.
Meaning of 'Megalodon'
'Megalodon' has a short but very clear meaning: 'Big Teeth'. The oldest teeth ever found date to 20 million years ago. The largest Megalodon tooth ever found was a whopping 19 centimetres in size. Because, apart from the teeth, no complete fossilised bones have been found, this species received the name 'Megalodon', which also means: 'Big Teeth'.
The teeth of the Megalodon are virtually the only fossils found of this magnificent species, and those teeth speak volumes.