AURICULATIS Shark Teeth
An Auriculatis shark tooth is a fossilized tooth from the extinct shark Carcharocles auriculatus. It is a member of the megatooth shark family, which also includes the famous Megalodon. Auriculatis shark teeth are characterized by their large size, triangular crown, and very large side cusps which are heavily serrated. The teeth can reach up to 130 mm (5.1 in), and belonged to a large “megatoothed” shark.Carcharocles auriculatus lived during the Eocene epoch, about 38 to 33 million years ago. It was a large shark, with adults reaching lengths of up to 14 meters (46 feet). The Auriculatis shark was a predator of large marine mammals, such as whales and seals. Auriculatis shark teeth are found in many parts of the world, but they are especially common in North America, Europe, and Asia. They are also found in South Carolina, where they are a popular souvenir. An Auriculatis shark tooth is a rarer fossil to find on the surface. Most are found through Excavation..