North & South Carolina Shark Teeth
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If you collect shark teeth, you have to have one of these in your collection. The serrations on this Hemipristis serra shark tooth are truely "AMAZING". All shark tooth collectors know that some of the rarest shark teeth are also the smallest. This tooth measures 1-5/16".
During the Miocene, Megalodon reigned supreme as the largest and deadliest predator in the ocean. With its thick rooted and exceedingly strong & sharp teeth, this monster shark could feed on the largest whales. Megalodon's teeth grew so thick and strong that no prey, no matter how large, was safe from the jaws of this monstrous shark! When you hold a tooth in your hand you can't help but imagine the jaws of Megalodon, filled with multiple rows of menacing and deadly teeth. The Megalodon's huge size (45-60 ft) would greatly exceed that of any modern shark. These fossil teeth were recovered from Miocene deposits (22-7 million years ago) by scuba divers diving 20-25 ft deep, in coastal South Carolina rivers.
1) This heavy and sizable 4-5/16" Megalodon tooth has a super shiny black crown with great enamel. Its serrations have been worn down somewhat but the point is still good. The tooth has a couple of minor nicks and the root was unforunately damaged.
2) This 4-5/8" Megalodon tooth is shiny and quite appealing. Its serrations have been worn smooth put the point is intact. The tooth has a couple of nicks and the root is damaged.
3) This 5-1/2" Megalodon tooth is certainly a handful! It's about 80% complete with one intact edge. The root is broken and there has been enamel peel.
This extinct Mako species, Isurus Hastalis, possessed a broad bladed upper tooth very similar to the Great White Shark but without the coarse serrations. This species was abundant during the Miocene and Pliocene (22-3 mya). Itís estimated that for every inch of tooth the shark was about 10 feet in length, therefore this 2 7/8 inch tooth came from a Mako less than 30 feet long. Only the very largest Makos had teeth as large as 3". This tooth was also recovered from Miocene deposits in South Carolina.
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