Fossil Information (Phanerozoic Eon)

ID:485
Fossil Type:Tooth
Fossil Description:Giant White (Megalodon) shark - Megatooth
Status:Extinct
Relative Size:Very Large
Class:Chondrichthyes
Subclass:Elasmobranchii
Order:Lamniformes
Family:Otodontidae
Scientific Name (Genus species):Carcharocles megalodon (Agassiz, 1843)
Era/Period:Cenozoic/Tertiary
Epoch/Age:Pliocene/Piacenzian or Zanclean
MYA:2 to 5 (3.5)
Discovery Location (Water, Land):Unknown river, but possibly the Ashley River, Cooper River, or Edistos River
Discovery Location (City, ST):Summerville, SC
Discovery Location (County):Dorchester
Deepest Formation:Hawthorne
Color:Brown/orange root, grey/tan crown
Dimensions:2-3/4"L (2-15/16"L slant) x 2-5/16"W
Comments:Purchased, not found. Upper left lateral, with worn crown tip, but nice specimen.
Collector Name:RLD
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