Now available for your collection! This tooth measures 3-3/16 inches on the long slant by 2-5/8 inches wide. The long slant measurement is from the tip to the longest root corner which is generally accepted as the standard among most collectors. It has some putty restoration to the root and it has been glued back together because it was found in pieces but this species from this location is more rare than Hen's Teeth! This tooth has been restored and repaired.
This is a 100% authentic fossil 100% GUARANTEED! We do not sell replicas, reproductions or fakes of any kind, ever. You will always receive the exact item in the photos with all of our listings. The Auriculatus Shark lived during the Eocene Epoch around 25 to 35 million years ago and is an early ancestor of the Megalodon which is only a mere 2 to 10 million years old.
Auriculatus did not grow as large as the Megalodon and it's teeth are easily distinguished from most other species because of the coarse serrations and the side cusps on each side the blade. And also distinguishable from Angustidens by its more bulbous root structure and conical blade.
Q: Do you provide a certificate of authenticity? We do not offer certificates of authenticity with any of our fossils because there is no unbiased third party services for fossils as you may be familiar with for man-made items such as coins and sports cards. No two fossils are alike or identical so it would be impossible to come up with an accurate or fair grading system. If I provided a certificate it would just be me simply printing it on my computer.
I'm sure this isn't the answer you were hoping for but it is the honest truth. You can take any fossil we sell to your local natural history museum and they will be able to verify it is indeed a fossil.It will depend upon their knowledge of the fossils from different geographical locations as to whether they can verify the location but they absolutely SHOULD be able to verify an authentic fossil. As it stands, I have been collecting fossils for roughly 35 years and I only deal with reputable dealers, divers and collectors. I also have found countless fossils on my own. So with that said, I offer a 100% guarantee that all of my fossils are authentic and are from the stated location.
Educate yourself and you'll never be fooled! Definition of Repair: A broken off part that was found with the fossil and has been glued back on. Everyone would do this but absolutely must say this when they go to sell the fossil. This is the case with many dinosaur fossils and is considered normal because it is the only way they are found or would ever be offered up for sale.
It typically diminishes the value of a shark tooth but if it's broken, why not glue it back together, right? Definition of Restoration: Replacing a section that was never there to begin with.
This makes the fossil appear to be complete which in most cases diminishes the value of the fossil as any sort of investment. This includes filling in root pitting with sand and whatever else was found at the site the fossil was found. This type of restoration can usually be detected visually but can also be detected by submerging the fossil in acetone for 24 hours. The acetone will break down any glue, fillers or paint used and will not harm the natural fossil.
Restoration is considered acceptable as long as this is known during the sale. This is most common in really large teeth, pathologically deformed and teeth from rare locations. Feel free to ask ANY questions!
Thanks for looking and be sure to check out our store to see all sorts of interesting items! The item "3-3/16 PERU AURICULATUS SHARK Tooth Fossil Fish Teeth RARE PERUVIAN MEGALODON" is in sale since Saturday, February 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vertebrates\Shark Teeth". The seller is "toothsleuth0" and is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.