Otodus (Carcharocles) megalodon Tooth ( Display Replica only. Display Replica on Base. )
Otodus (Carcharocles) megalodon Tooth
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This is a replica of the largest known, complete shark tooth that has been found to date. If the ratio of tooth size to body length for the living Carcharodon (Great White Shark) is the same for Otodus, the shark that this tooth came from would have been over 70 feet (21 m) in length! That would make this shark the largest known carnivore that ever lived, and it would have had a mouth so large that a human could have walked upright into it.
Peter Larson discovered this tooth during one of his trips to Peru, where he stumbled across it in a tire track! The original specimen is in the collection of Black Hills Institute of Geological Research.
Display Replicas are painted by our experts to match the original fossil’s coloration. Solid Color Replicas are unmounted casts suitable for research or reference purposes. It is painted a single color. Note: some portions of the original fossil may have been scientifically restored. Base may vary from picture.
|Age||Late Miocene (About 6 MYA)|
|Locality||Pisco Formation – Departmento Arequipa, Peru|
|Credit||The original specimen is in the collection of Black Hills Institute of Geological Research.|
|Notes||Please contact us for production time and delivery.|
|Size||~ 7.25″ l (18.5 cm)|
|Dimensions||12 × 10 × 7 in|
|Otodus (Carcharocles) megalodon Tooth||
Display Replica, Display Replica On Base