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Megalodon Shark tooth fossils

Megalodon Shark tooth fossils

The Megalodon Shark - The most fascinating predator of past times


The Carcharocles megalodon was the largest known shark that ever lived on this earth. The impressive giant belongs to the mackerel shark family ((Lamniformes). In the meantime it is assumed that there is no direct relationship to the Great White Shark.
Zwei Megalodon Haie Schwimmen Im Blauen Ozean Wasser ©willyam - stock.adobe.com
Due to the fossil tooth finds it is assumed that the largest specimen was impressive 20 meters long and had a calculated weight of 103 tons. On average, the megalodon reached a length of 14 - 18 meters.

According to the latest research, it lived between 3.6 and 20 million years ago (source: Robert Boessenecker (College of Charleston)). It is believed that several factors led to its extinction. Here, science is not yet in complete agreement. Among other things, the smaller and more agile great white shark, as well as the killer whales, are seen as food competitors and danger for the offspring of the giant megalodon. Furthermore, the whales, which were the preferred prey of the megalodon, evolved. The tail fins and the swimming musculature developed with you further, so that they became too fast for the large and thus more sluggish hunter. Furthermore, the whales migrated to the north and thus colder regions, where the megalodon could not follow.

The Carcharocles megalodon was distributed all over the world and there are fossil finds from all continents except the Arctic. The megalodon prefers warmer waters, especially for its offspring. The nurseries of the Megalodon were located in the Gatun Formation in Panama, the Peace River in Canada and the Bone Valley in Florida. Here were found clustered and almost exclusively small teeth of young animals. The only silent witnesses of its existence and past time are its fossil teeth.

18,2cm giant of a megalodon tooth

The largest tooth ever found is an impressive 18.2cm long. Stretch out your hand and you will get a sense of the fascinating length of a single, razor-sharp tooth of Carcharocles Megalodon. Several dozen of these teeth as a giant dentition formed a deadly weapon.


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10,1cm blue-gray tooth fragment of Megalodon

10,1cm blue-gray tooth fragment of Megalodon The 10.1 cm tooth fragment of Megalodon ( Carcharocles ..

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10,2 cm gray tooth of Megalodon

10,2 cm gray tooth of Megalodon The 10.2 cm tooth of Carcharocles Megalodon has a still partially sh..

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10,2 cm gray tooth of the Megalodon with well preserved bourelette

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10,3 cm dagger-shaped lower jaw tooth of Megalodon

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10,3cm super preserved tooth of megalodon

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10,4 cm protruding tooth of megalodon

10,4 cm protruding tooth of megalodon The 10.4 cm tooth of the Carcharocles Megalodon has a razor sh..

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10,5 cm fantastic tooth of megalodon in collector - quality

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10,5 cm tooth of the Megalodon with blue enamel

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10,6 cm large tooth of Megalodon with good serration

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10,6 cm tooth of Megalodon with perfect tip

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10,7 cm impressive symmetrical tooth of Megalodon

10,7 cm impressive symmetrical tooth of Megalodon The 10.7 cm tooth of the Megalodon (Carcharocles M..

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10,8 cm dagger-shaped tooth of megalodon shark

10,8 cm dagger-shaped tooth of megalodon The 10.8 cm tooth of Carcharocles Megalodon from the Lee C..

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10,8 cm scharfer Zahn des Megalodon aus South Carolina

10,8 cm scharfer Zahn des Megalodon aus South Carolina Der 10,8 cm Zahn des Megalodon aus South Caro..

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10,9 cm gray tooth of the Megalodon

10,9 cm gray tooth of the Megalodon The 10.9 cm tooth of the Carcharocles Megalodon has been eroded ..

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10,9 cm impressive dagger-like tooth of Carcharocles megalodon

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10,9 cm sharp perfect tooth of Megalodon with great bourlette

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10.0 cm sharp grey tooth of Megalodon

10.0 cm sharp grey tooth of Megalodon The 10.0 cm tooth of Carcharocles Megalodon has a nearly perfe..

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10.2 cm dagger-shaped blue-gray tooth of the Megalodon

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10.2 cm dagger-shaped massive tooth of Megalodon

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10.2 cm razor sharp tooth of Megalodon

10.2 cm razor sharp tooth of Megalodon The 10.2 cm razor sharp tooth of Carcharocles Megalodon shows..

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