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Heres a fun thread for those to show off their widest and fattest looking megalodon teeth fossils in thier collections. I'll set the tone with the widest fat boy in my collection, I don't have digital calipers but it measure roughly 5.4 inches wide by 6.1 inches long. When I close my hand together it looks even more monstrous. Share yours and join the wide boyclub :dinothumb:

 

Got the idea while thinking about what the widest megalodon tooth ever found measures, if anyone does know do share in this thread!

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That is a monster tooth! The closest I have is a 5 13/16 that is 4.5" wide. Almost an inch skinnier, and it's a big ole tooth! I really like the fact that yours is unaltered. I recently noticed that many of the larger teeth offered on that famous auction site are "restored." I do admire the craftsmanship and artistry (wonderful color matching) that is involved in those "improvements." However, strictly for myself I appreciate the natural, as found, appearance. By some miraculous propinquity, there is a wideboy Jr. currently being offered in the "Auctions to Benefit the Forum" topic. It clocks in with a modest by comparison width of 4". Here's a photo of it.

 

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1 hour ago, A. Attanasio said:

Jaws times 100.  Wow!

 

Yup. I'd think twice about being a diver if megs still swam our waters. ;)

 

I've had fun diving for meg teeth in the waters of North Carolina but I don't think I'd want to retrieve them firsthand from their owners. :o

 

BTW: Belated welcome to the forum. :)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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A. Attanasio

Thanks.  I'm a chicken.  There would be no diving.  Still Tigers and Great Whites in the waters.

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On 7/8/2020 at 2:10 PM, Ryann10006 said:

@snolly50 Thanks I agree, it seems like there is alot more then there use to be. Awesome tooth here :meg::dinothumb:

 

I think the technical term for your tooth is "Mr. Chunky."

 

Jess

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kingcobb

Nice tooth.  I have 1 coming that will be in similar company with it on the widened scale.  We shall see when it gets here.

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Kurufossils
33 minutes ago, kingcobb said:

Nice tooth.  I have 1 coming that will be in similar company with it on the widened scale.  We shall see when it gets here.

Looking forward to seeing it!

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Came in Saturday.

 

6.18 long

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5.01 wide.

 

Second pic is it next to a narrower 6 incher I have.

 

 

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Wow!  That's impressive!  I have a couple that's not quite as imposing, but still pretty cool.  The one on the right comes in at 6.23" x 4.93", while the one on the left is 6.18" x 5.16"

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Here's my widest. It is 5 inches wide from Lee Creek. The other side looks a little nicer.

 

 

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Northern Sharks

My larger megs are all anteriors, so not too wide, but I have yet to see a great white wider than this one.

 

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43 minutes ago, Northern Sharks said:

My larger megs are all anteriors, so not too wide, but I have yet to see a great white wider than this one.

 

What an incredible resource in your album "unusual shark teeth"  Very helpful with some IDs that I need help with!

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Praefectus

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I win. My boy is the widest! hahahhahaha. :heartylaugh:

 

(The above tooth is a horrible composite megalodon that has been artificially lengthened. It is not my tooth).

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My best looks like Snolly's tooth has a brother. Four and a half inches wide20210113_152252.thumb.jpg.5229b7bbc7b44749ed68e86c1d563dbf.jpg20210113_152240.thumb.jpg.077052129ccaffeba9a1248604abef53.jpg

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15 hours ago, Praefectus said:

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I win. My boy is the widest! hahahhahaha. :heartylaugh:

 

(The above tooth is a horrible composite megalodon that has been artificially lengthened. It is not my tooth).

Nice tooth man ! hahhaha:ighappy:

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That badly "extended" meg with those "ears" attached reminds me of something ...

 

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I wouldn't even end up on the medals-stand in this Olympics competition. My largest personal find is only around 4.25" wide and just over 5.5" in length found in 140 feet of water 40 miles off the coast of North Carolina.

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

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Thecosmilia Trichitoma

Now, no need to bully all of these poor megalodon teeth! Besides, dugong burgers were cheaper back then! :heartylaugh:

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