You would have to go back another 60 million years past Meg to none other than the Tyrannosaurus Rex to find a creature worthy of a tooth vs. tooth battle with Megalodon. In total, Megalodon had 46 front row teeth, 24 in the upper jaw and 22 in the lower. Most sharks have at least six rows of teeth, so a Megalodon had about 276 teeth at any given time.
According to Fossil Facts & Finds, Megalodon teeth have been found all over the world, and are highly prized by fossil collectors, especially large teeth in excellent condition, such as this.
WHY ARE THEY BROKEN Fossilized at the bottom of the sea – BACK THEN – now sea levels have changed and as rivers now cut through dry land that was once ocean Megalodon teeth can break in strong river currents as other fossils and rocks bump into them with force, over the centuries during massive floods, and by geological events that occurred before or after the teeth were fossilized.
Like other sharks the Megalodon lost it’s teeth as it grew, they became worn or broken. Their teeth also were very solid and fossilized quite easily. While Megalodon teeth in general can be quite common, large or exceptionally well preserved specimens can be very rare, and command huge prices from collectors
Grab yours now, This beautiful 5 1/4 inch, genuine Megalodon tooth that was privately recovered off the shores in South Carolina by one of our PaleoPartners, shows beautiful enamal and weighs 10.4 ounces.
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