Lot 3033
  • 3033

A MAGNIFICENT PREHISTORIC MEGALODON CARCHARODON SHARK TOOTH U.S.A., CENOZOIC, MIOCENE TO PLIOCENE (23 TO 2 MILLION YEARS) |

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 HKD
Sold
75,000 HKD
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Description

  • shark tooth
  • 13.4 cm, 5 1/4  in.
the triangular canine beautifully patinated to a moire texture, with subtle crenellations along the pointed edge, metal stand

Catalogue Note

This Megaselachus megalodon (new denomination for Carcharodon megalodon) tooth is of a nice shimmering colour, with beautiful crenellations. Carcharodon (meaning ‘sharpened tooth’) megalodon ( ‘large tooth’) -  was a shark that settled in oceans 16 million years ago and went extinct approx. 2 million years ago. It is considered to be the most fearsome superpredator fish of all time, and possibly the largest and most terrifying carnivore that ever lived.
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