Megalodon Teeth


Megalodon Teeth 4″ on Stand
Origin: S. Carolina, USA
Age: Miocene
Species:  Carcharocles Megalodon
Size: W. 4″ D. 1″ H. 5″

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This is a 5″ Megalodon Teeth Fossil from S. Carolina. Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon), meaning “big tooth,” is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 2.6 million years ago (mya), during the Early Miocene to the end of the Pliocene. There had been some debate regarding the taxonomy of megalodon: some researchers argued that it was of the family Lamnidae and closely related to the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), while others argued that it belonged to the extinct family Otodontidae; presently, there is near unanimous consensus that the latter view is correct. Its genus placement is still debated, authors placing it in either Carcharocles, Megaselachus, Otodus, or Procarcharodon.

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