Megalodon Teeth for Sale on eBay

by Steve on November 13, 2007 · 0 comments

megalodon-toothMy son came bouncing into the room about a year ago going on and on about the megalodon and how big they are and that they were two or three times the size of the great white shark and now that's his favorite and ....well, you get the point. He was pretty worked up. He wanted me to look it up on the "innernet" - so I did. I found out these creatures were pretty amazing, and me being me - I looked it up on eBay too. I was surprised at what I found. There is a very robust market for their teeth.

Carcharocles megalodon was by far the largest predator to have ever lived. Imagine a prehistoric, gigantic shark - that's pretty much what it was. Although experts haven't reached an agreement on the size of these things, estimates run in the range of 55-65 feet long. A full grown man could stand up in its jaws, but he probably wouldn't want linger.

So why don't we see any Megalodon skeletons? Because sharks don't have skeletons made of bone like we do. That's why pretty much all we have to go on is the teeth. But the teeth give us a clue to the size of this massive beast. Fossilized teeth from this shark have been found up to 7 1/4” in slant height and weighing more than a pound. By comparison, the largest Great White teeth weigh only a couple of ounces, and max out at about 3 1/2". The best examples are rimmed with razor sharp serrations. Much more of this information can be found at MegalodonTeeth.com. Steve has one of the best megalodon sites with tons of information, in fact much of the research I did for this post is from his site, and I sincerely appreciate him letting me tap into his knowledge base. Take a look at what he has for sale on his site. It's amazing stuff.

One of the top sellers of these teeth is Garry Dye of MegalodonSharkTeeth.com. His site has some amazing info on how and where they're found, among other things. Garry allowed me to use these images from a couple of his eBay auctions. From my research he has some of the most consistently amazing specimens on eBay.

Nowadays, fossil hunters highly prize the megalodon teeth. The smaller teeth (3 1/2” - 4 1/2”) are not all that uncommon, it's the larger teeth (5” and over) that are really sought after. Besides the fact that they're rare, finding them with their original luster, un-chipped (even the megalodon iteself chipped a tooth once in a while), and large makes them worth hundreds of dollars each.

Megalodon Teeth: Color and Shape

The color also matters. They come in blue, white, orange, gray, and many other colors and this adds to their scarcity among the real collectors and dealers. The color is determined by the type of sediment the tooth was in while it fossilized. Over millions of years, the teeth absorbed minerals from the material surrounding it, and took on the sediment's color.

Megalodon teeth come in different shapes and colors. The color of a tooth is determined solely by the color of the sediment in which it was buried while fossilizing. The tooth absorbs minerals from the surrounding sediment, and, consequently, becomes the same general color as the sediment.

Many of the teeth are found off the southeastern U.S. Getting them from the ocean depths may be tough for many. But if one was to ever find one of these teeth at a sale it would certainly be worth picking it up and listing it. Using eBay, or sites like MegalodonSharkTeeth.com to educate yourself is a great idea not only for these teeth but other fossils that are sold on eBay. There is a category for Rocks and Fossils where you can find lots of ideas, but the Megalodon rules over all the others - just like old times.


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