Megalodon tooth (US) - 7.9 cm
This smaller Megalodon tooth measuring 7.9 CM (3,11 inch) was found in the US, Florida - in 2021. The fossil tooth comes from a giant Megalodon shark (Otodus Megalodon) that could grow up to 20 metres long and weigh up to 60,000 kilos.
This Megalodon tooth has bright grey and black colours. This tooth comes from a young adult Megalodon that was already several metres tall. The tooth may have broken off during the animal's life. The tooth also has barnacles, which have attached themselves - over the years - to the tooth. We have left the barnacles in place - because the Megalodon tooth looks more natural that way.
Important: This Megalodon tooth is 100% natural (nothing has been restored / improved).
Megalodon teeth are virtually the only fossils found of this magnificent species, and those teeth speak volumes.
Insured shipping: we pack and ship the tooth carefully and all our packages are insured by us. This means: no risk for you.
Megalodon tooth size: 7.9 CM (3,11 inch);
Scientific name: Otodus Megalodon;
Age: NEOGEEN (2.58-23.03 million years);
Condition: natural: nothing restored;
Origin: Florida, USA;
Weight: 48 grams;
Where found: in the sea;
Year of discovery: 2021.
The meaning of 'Megalodon'
Megalodon' has a short but very clear meaning: 'Big Teeth'. The oldest teeth ever found date back 20 million years. The largest Megalodon tooth ever found was no less than 19 centimetres in size. Because no complete fossilised bones have been found apart from the teeth, this species was given the name 'Megalodon', which also means: 'Big Teeth'.