Megalodon Tooth, Small (loose)

Miocene, 23 to 3.6 MYA
Location: Southeastern U.S.

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These Megalodon teeth are quite small, and were possibly dropped by a juvenile. However, they're all mostly complete teeth with only minor damage!

Size: 1 - 2.5 inches from root to tip

What was Megalodon?

Megalodon were ancient sharks that lived 23 to 9 million years ago during the Miocene epoch. With maximum length estimates of 67 feet, they were easily the world's biggest sharks. Megalodon ruled the seas with their highly adapted jaws and teeth, perfect for catching prey. They also shed their teeth periodically, so that they would always have sharp ones to catch their dinner with. After each bite, the teeth were put under incredible force—many broke or experienced damage as a result. This is why most megalodon teeth that are found are discovered in a broken state. Because a single Megalodon could shed thousands of teeth in its lifetime, Megalodon teeth are a fairly common fossil today.

Megalodon teeth were perfect for fossilization due to their density and popularity. However, the rest of megalodon in life were made up of mostly cartilage and flesh, which are not great at fossilizing. As a result, not much is definitively known about what megalodon actually looked like—therefore, most size estimates come from comparisons of full Megalodon teeth and modern relatives to megalodon.

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