Highest grades for condition of root, enamel, serrations and tip infection on tip - not damage, see below. THIS IS EXACTLY THE ITEM YOU WOULD RECEIVE.When we were doing the trade, I said "Ya but the tip is nicked". His reply - "no, it's not - if you look close enough you can see that the shark actually had an infection there at the tip". After looking at it under a lens, he is 100% correct. You can actually see the notch in the tip area where the abscess had eroded the tip. Damaged shark teeth are nicked or the enamel flakes - they don't erode away the enamel around a certain point like this one. One heck of an Angustiden. This tooth is dead on a 4.02 inch size. A good many people who happen to have a 3.98 or 3.99 inch specimen would inflate that measurement just to get it over the super rare 4 hurdle. This tooth is 4.02 inches.
It is extra large, plus it is a whopping 3.11 inches across. That alone will add some tremendous size to this already monster sized Angy. Flawless serrations and quality of cusps. The photos speak for themselves. The bourlette is pretty much washed out, but on a 4 Angy you are not going to get 100% perfect.
Tough to find an Angustiden of this size in flawless condition. Most have eroded roots, broken cusps, feeding damage to the blade, etc. This tooth has none of that, and as you can see from the pics, this is one heck of a killer specimen. Carcharocles angustidens is a prehistoric megatoothed shark, which lived during the Oligocene and Miocene epochs approximately about 35 to 22 million years ago.
This shark is believed to be closely related to another extinct megatoothed shark, C. However, just as in the case of C. Megalodon , the classification of this species is also under dispute. The item "(S299-1) RARE 4.02 ANGUSTIDENS fossil Collector SHARK TOOTH big teeth sharks" is in sale since Friday, November 11, 2011. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vertebrates\Shark Teeth".
The seller is "whereonearth" and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.