Carcharocles (Carcharodon) Megalodon
The Megalodon Shark was the biggest predatory shark to ever live. Reaching lengths of 60 feet or more, these monstrous sharks ruled the oceans for more than 15 million years. They were so large they fed on whales. Some believe the megalodon shark could still live in the depths of the oceans, but most scientists agree that megalodon went extinct about a million years ago. Why is a mystery, but some possible explanations are climate change, changes in its primary food source, and competition for food from rivals such as killer whales and the modern great white shark.
The name Carcharodon megalodon has been replaced by Carcharocles megalodon, because paleontologists belive that the modern great white, Carcharodon carcharias is more closely related to an extinct species of Mako shark than to Megalodon.
Megalodon Shark Teeth and Great White Shark Teeth
An examination of tooth form reveals some distinct differences between Megalodon Shark Teeth and Great White Shark Teeth. First, a Megalodon tooth is much larger reaching lengths over 7 inches while a great white shark tooth seldom reaches over 3 inches long. Second, megalodon teeth have a prominent V shaped band of enamel on the lingual (curved) side called a chevron or bourlette that is absent from great white shark teeth. Third, the serrations are often more course on a great white shark teeth than on megalodon shark teeth.
Megalodon Shark Teeth for Sale
Lowcountry Geologic prides itself on offering the finest Megalodon Shark Teeth for sale. We have wide selection of quality specimens from many different locations including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Chile, and more. Each Megalodon tooth is unique, and therefore there is only one of every megalodon tooth on our site. When you buy megalodon teeth, be sure to buy only from a reputable dealer because, sadly, there are many who will not disclose repair or restoration work because it affects the value of a tooth. None of our megalodon shark teeth for sale have restoration unless it is stated in the description.
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We have an extensive inventory of megalodon shark teeth. Click the thumbnails below to see more information about a particular megalodon tooth. Click the page numbers to see additional megalodon teeth. Thank you for taking the time to view our inventory of fossil megalodon shark teeth. Rest assured when you buy megalodon teeth from Lowcountry Geologic, we will stand behind the quality of our specimens and we want you to be satisfied with your purchase.