How big is Megalodon Tooth?
Megalodon is a vanished species of shark that lived nearly 2.3 to 2.6 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era to the end of the Pliocene. The extinction of Megalodon was considered due to worldwide environmental changes. The taxonomic project of Megalodon had been discussed for nearly a century, but has recently got results. The consent has been reached that the Megalodon belongs to the family Otodontidae originating from sharks.
The Tooth size of Megalodon shark:
The maximum length of Megalodon was found to be 50-60 feet long. While the largest white shark’s size is only 21 feet. The shark’s teeth more than 5 inches in length are very rare. The largest Megalodon tooth ever found is about 7.48 inches. White shark’s tooth in comparison is less than 3 inches in size. The teeth of Megalodon are measured on the slope, using the longest side as the length. Sharks shed their teeth commonly during their life. According to an estimate a fully grown mature shark may go through up to 20,000 teeth during its life. Scuba divers are most famous for collecting the Megalodon teeth from rivers. In fossilized Megalodon tooth, the original tooth material is replaced by minerals. Other bones of Megalodon and Sharks cannot be fossilized because they are made up of cartilage.