THIS BEAUTIFUL FOSSIL HAS BEEN DIAMOND POLISHED TO BRING OUT THE AWESOME COLORS... THIS IS A VERY SOUGHT AFTER ITEM THAT IS IN THE 1.5 TO 55 MILLION YEAR OLD FOSSIL TIME FRAME ACCORDING TO SCIENTIST... PLEASE LOOK TO PHOTOS FOR FULL DESCRIPTION... IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE PICTURE'S PLEASE JUST ASK..
"SWEETNESS OF LOW COST IS LONG GONE WHILE THE BITTERNESS OF POOR QUALITY REMAINS". Megalodon is represented in the fossil record primarily by teeth and vertebral centra.
 As with all sharks, C. Megalodon's skeleton was formed of cartilage rather than bone; this results in mostly poorly preserved fossil specimens.  While the earliest megalodon remains were reported from late Oligocene strata, circa 28 million years old,  a more generally accepted date for the origin of the species is the Middle Miocene, about 15.9 million years ago.
 Although fossils are mostly absent in strata extending beyond the Tertiary boundary,  they have been reported from subsequent Pleistocene strata.  It is believed that C. Megalodon became extinct around end of the Pliocene, probably about 2.6 million years ago; reported post-Pliocene C. Megalodon teeth are thought to be reworked fossils.
 Megalodon teeth have been excavated from regions far away from continental lands, such as the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.  Megalodon tooth with two great white shark teeth.
The most common megalodon fossils are its teeth. Diagnostic characteristics include: triangular shape,  robust structure,  large size,  fine serrations,  and visible v-shaped neck.  Megalodon teeth can measure over 180 millimetres (7.1 in) in slant height or diagonal length, and are the largest in size of any known shark species. e the earliest megalodon remains were reported from late Oligocene strata, circa 28 million years old,  a more generally accepted date for the origin of the species is the Middle Miocene, about 15.9 million years ago. Later on, Carcharocles proponents assigned megalodon to Carcharocles.
 Carcharocles proponents also suggest that the direct ancestor of the sharks belonging to Carcharocles is an ancient giant shark called Otodus obliquus, which lived during the Paleocene and Eocene epochs.  According to Carcharocles supporters, Otodus obliquus evolved into Otodus aksuaticus, which evolved into Carcharocles auriculatus, and then into Carcharocles angustidens, and then into Carcharocles chubutensis, and then into megalodon. Hence, the immediate ancestor of C. Chubutensis, because it serves as the missing link between C. Megalodon and it bridges the loss of the "lateral cusps" that characterize megalodon.
The item "HUGE NATURAL 5.49 MEGALODON SHARK TOOTH FOSSIL DIAMOND POLISHED NO REPAIRS" is in sale since Saturday, January 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vertebrates\Shark Teeth". The seller is "finhead39" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.