Fossil Information (Phanerozoic Eon)

ID:5021
Fossil Type:Tooth
Fossil Description:Giant White (Megalodon) shark - Megatooth
Status:Extinct
Relative Size:Medium
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Subphylum:Vertebrata
Class:Chondrichthyes
Subclass:Elasmobranchii
Order:Lamniformes
Suborder:Lamnoidei
Family:Otodontidae
Scientific Name (Genus species):Carcharocles megalodon (Agassiz, 1843)
Era/Period:Cenozoic/Tertiary
Epoch/Age:Pliocene/Piacenzian or Zanclean
MYA:2.5 to 5 (3.75)
Discovery Location (Water, Land):Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) (formerly Lee Creek) Phosphate Mine
Discovery Location (City, ST):Aurora, NC, USA
Discovery Location (County):Beaufort
Deepest Formation:Yorktown
Color:Tan/grey crown, dark grey root
Dimensions:1.98"diag, 1.65"Lx1.926"W
Weight:15.6g
Comments:Purchased, not found. Left lower lateral, near posterior. Perfect condition. Crisp apex and serrations, with black dental band. Two side cusplets serrated.
Collector Name:RLD
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