This tooth is from a brand new discovery and something we just brought back November 2014 from our trip to Morocco! The conditions these teeth are collected in are rough, causing many damaged teeth, we selected the best and hand picked these specimens. Always checking for no repair, quality serrations, and color.
This is one of the best teeth we were able to acquire on our recent trip to the Western Sahara. This is the LARGEST tooth we have EVER seen from this locality or for sale anywhere! Would certainly be a statement piece in any museum or private collection.
Some weathering from prior to collection but you will be hard pressed to find a larger tooth still in original form, many are now being "repaired" to hide these imperfections and offered at much higher prices.
This massive tooth comes from one of the most feared marine predators to have ever excisted on Earth, the Megalodon! Thought to have been serpent tongues when first discovered in the middle ages, these shark teeth have been objects of awe and wonder for centuries.
Presented here is a natural, non restored, and missing partial enamel surface area, 5.25" C. megalodon tooth from near Boujdour, Western Sahara (Morocco), Africa. It was collected on an exposed sea side cliff, having been erroded out of the Miocene formation and deposited in the ocean. Many of these teeth exhibit breaks or damage from the dense sandstone, which they are exposed.
Carcharocles megalodon (Agassiz, 1843)
Megalodon means "big tooth", from the Ancient Greek: μέγας (megas) “big, mighty” + ὀδόν (odon) “tooth”. C. megalodon is regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in history, fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a maximum length of 60 ft.