Megalodon Teeth for Sale
We were the first shark tooth web site to offer shark teeth for sale. Sharksteeth.com started in 1997 and was bought out in 1998. We have been providing other dealers, stores, and collectors with shark teeth for OVER 20 years. Our Megalodon shark tooth collection is immense and our product is 100% guaranteed to be exactly what it is stated on our site or your money back.
We will search the earth to find you the best quality, best priced, and best fit megalodon shark teeth. Over the years we have diversified our inventory to include all grades of megalodon shark teeth, including broken megalodon shark teeth. We carry megalodon shark teeth from around the world, including such locations as: South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, California, New Caledonia, Chile, Peru etc.
Why are there so many Megalodon teeth?
One shark looses an average of 20,000 teeth in their life time . Some species loose up to 50,000 teeth in their lifetime. It only takes on average 7-10 days for the second row of teeth to move up to the first row. In 7 to 10 days later the first row of teeth end up on the bottom of the ocean where they land in a sediment and become fossilized.If you take 1 shark with 20,000 teeth times millions of sharks ,times millions of years there is a number that your calculator would not be able to handle all of the zeros.The reason sharks have so many teeth is that don’t have hands to eat around the bone like we do. They bite right into the bone or even right through the bone. This causes damage to the teeth breaking them or dislodging them from the jaw. If the didn’t have replacements they would starve.
The Age of the Giant Megalodon Shark
C. Megalodon (Agassiz, 1843), the giant “Megatooth” shark, ruled all the warm water seas during the Neogene Period [Miocene (5-24 million years ago) and Pliocene (1.67-5 million years ago)]. At the beginning of its reign, C. megalodon was unaware of the evolution of the first hominoids on land (Proconsul), but would have witnessed the first monsoons and upwellings in the Arabian Sea which connected the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean.
How do I estimate the size of the Megalodon Shark by the tooth I have?
You can estimate the size of the Megalodon tooth if you have a primary tooth ( one of the top teeth in the jaw which is for the most part symmetrical) It is about 1/8 of an inch for every foot. So to determine the size of a shark with a 7 inch tooth: There are eight 1/8’s of an inch in a an inch . 8 X 7″ inches is 56 ft
The Megalodon was the largest prehistoric carnivorous shark that ever roamed our oceans.
Megalodon, meaning “big tooth”, is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago, during the Early Miocene to the Pliocene.
This shark lived to exceed 60ft, three times the length of a large great white. The shark in the movie Jaws was not even this large.
Where can I find Megalodon teeth?
Megalodon teeth have been found in many different locations around the globe. Teeth have been found in states such as California , Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Megalodon teeth have also been found in other countries across the globe Ex: Mexico, Cuba, Chile, New Caledonia, Peru, Panama, Australia, England, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain,Morocco, Madagascar and Indonesia. Their teeth can be found in phosphate mines on the beach, diving in rivers and the ocean .Divers and fossil hunters have found their fossilized teeth as big as 7 3/8 inches.
How are shark teeth graded and priced?
- Size – Shark teeth are measured from the tip to the longest root side. Generally speaking the larger the tooth the higher the price depending on the quality.
- Quality – Determined by how complete the tooth is. The more chips, missing corners or missing tip the less the value.
- Other factors in pricing a tooth are: