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#1 tmann

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:15 PM

hey.. so i have always wondered how big the biggest meg tooth that has been found is. i have heard before that there was one of 8in found at the calvert cliffs but can't seem to be able to back up the information. ive hear of the 7 1/8 size tooth as well..

does any one have a better idea of the topic?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:23 PM

I've heard of that as well, but until I see it, I won't believe it.

The largest one I've seen was about 7 inches long root to tip, but that's as big as I've seen.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:25 PM

Not the largest, but here is one over 7"

http://www.lowcountr...59/Default.aspx

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

7 1/8" (7.102 actually) is apparently the largest unrestored length megalodon tooth, but there is no source of records to confirm this
http://megalodonteet...m/7inchmeg.html
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:47 PM

Megmawl, a shark tooth website had a 7.56 in tooth restored for sale. They said it was the second largest with the largest being 7.62 in and restored.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:17 PM

It's a fairly hard question actually. If you only count unrestored length, then it's a little over 7 1/8". However, there are a lot of teeth that have repaired out to longer than that, and many of them genuinely so. However, some teeth, like the one mentioned, are just putty and optimism.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:35 PM

Megmawl, a shark tooth website had a 7.56 in tooth restored for sale. They said it was the second largest with the largest being 7.62 in and restored.


Whatever happened to megmawl anyway? site has been down for a few years, they used to have a lot of good information.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:40 PM

When you're talking max size and you see the word "restored" it usually means "stretched". The largest unrestored tooth that I have personally seen was just over 7 1/8 inches.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:08 PM

When you're talking max size and you see the word "restored" it usually means "stretched". The largest unrestored tooth that I have personally seen was just over 7 1/8 inches.



Root sizes vary so much between teeth that it's impossible to really determine the size of a broken tooth. Consequently, there's a lot of cynicism about teeth that have been tips or root corners.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:56 PM

The really cool thing about an unrestored 7+" tooth is that Bill (megateeth) will show it to us on the Forum when he finds it later this year... :D

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:44 PM

Not the largest, but here is one over 7"

http://www.lowcountr...59/Default.aspx



I was going to mention this one. Mark Havenstein brought it to Tucson this year and last year, I believe. It's the largest tooth I have seen and haven't questioned.

Another candidate for "biggest one ever" is a tooth around 7 1/4" that the Black Hills guys brought back from Peru. I believe it was on display in their museum back in the early-mid 90's. Does anyone have a photo or further info on that one?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:48 PM

I was going to mention this one. Mark Havenstein brought it to Tucson this year and last year, I believe. It's the largest tooth I have seen and haven't questioned.

Another candidate for "biggest one ever" is a tooth around 7 1/4" that the Black Hills guys brought back from Peru. I believe it was on display in their museum back in the early-mid 90's. Does anyone have a photo or further info on that one?


I've heard of a couple of 7" from Peru, but would be suspicious of anything from there.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:15 AM

hey.. so i have always wondered how big the biggest meg tooth that has been found is. i have heard before that there was one of 8in found at the calvert cliffs but can't seem to be able to back up the information. ive hear of the 7 1/8 size tooth as well..

does any one have a better idea of the topic?

regards,
-tmann

Buddy who runs the store at Breezy Point Marina claims to know someone that found a tooth "between 8 and 9 inches".This might be the root of the story you've heard. Many collectors go in and out there and it's been told again and again. It lacks any supporting evidence sorta like any good fish story.I'm guessing it's probably between 5 and 6 inches which is still very large for Calvert Cliffs but much smaller than this joke meg. Joke Meg.png

Edited by Gizmo, 07 July 2010 - 10:05 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:55 AM

Here is the video of Mark Renz speaking with Dr. Gordon Hubbell about the largest meg tooth. This tooth was found by Vito Bertucci and is owned by Dr. Hubbell.



I think it is 7 & 3/8th inches. I am going to get to see it in person later this month. I am fortunate enough to be taking a trip to Dr. Hubbell's museum with my fossil club.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:30 AM

My Friend Neal Larson up at Black Hills Institute found a 7 and a quarter in Peru. Was a world record for a while. http://www.bhigr.com...&cat=102&page=1

Edited by dinodigger, 07 July 2010 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:46 AM

DinoDigger and Earthdog, you are both right.

For what I know two teeth share the record: the one Mark Renz spoked about, 7,25 inches found by Vito Bertucci and the Peru' one found by Pete Lason, also 7,25.

Here Pete Larson showing his original megatooth for Fossili Veraci:

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:48 AM

p.s. Rumors says that a Japan collector has bigger tooth in his collection, but that tooth is not available for public... maybe it is a metropolitan legend ;)

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:15 PM

Whatever happened to megmawl anyway? site has been down for a few years, they used to have a lot of good information.

I don't know... it suddenly disappeared. They are in raleigh, nc, my hometown. here's what may still be their contact 919-306-6192

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:27 AM

I don't know... it suddenly disappeared. They are in raleigh, nc, my hometown. here's what may still be their contact 919-306-6192


I really miss that site. He had a crazy twisted and deformed unrestored 7+" tooth. It looked like it had been melted with a blowtorch and stretched (I tried it , it does not work ;) ). It was one of my favorites. I saw Mark's 7" as linked above and Henry's 7-1/8" tooth that he would bring to shows. Those are the largest I have seen in person.

I will say that have met at least a dozen people that were walking through fields or dredge spoils and found a perfect 8"-9" tooth. Unfortunately they all gave them away or misplaced them.

Edited by megateeth, 08 July 2010 - 07:31 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:33 AM

"I will say that have met at least a dozen people that were walking through fields or dredge spoils and found a perfect 8"-9" tooth."

Must be the same spoil piles where I found my 4" hemi!! Should have kept that thing.



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