This large, complete tooth from a prehistoric Sperm Whale of the family Physeteridae dates back to the Miocene/ Pliocene Period. Fossil Sperm whale teeth in this condition of completeness are rare and are even scarcer than Megalodon teeth. Unlike sharks, toothed whales did not replace their teeth hence the scarcity. Finding a complete specimen with SHARP, UNWORN TIP and full root is very rare. It is heavy and massive, representing the extreme bite force these predators must have exerted by its enormous solid root. The crown has typical wrinkled enamel. The tip is unusually sharp and intact as most of these teeth that are found (as rare as they are) almost always have extremely worn or missing crowns. The cracks in the root are ancient and stable.
This specimen does not have a single break and was found whole! A prize like this deserves a place in the finest fossil collections of apex predator fossils.
Just as T. rex ruled its domain in its day, the Sperm Whale ruled the ancient seas, and shared the title of "king" with the Megalodon shark in the Miocene-Pliocene Period. Surviving the extinction of Megalodon, even now the Sperm whale has no rival. The Sperm whale is and was the largest of all the toothed whales. Male Sperm whales can grow to lengths in excess of 60 feet making them THE largest predator living in the sea today. They are truly the kings of the ocean realm.
This fossil is perfect to display alongside a Megalodon shark tooth collection as this creature would have shared the same waters and served as the main food source for the largest and most dangerous shark that ever lived, the Megalodon shark.
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