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Fiction? Hardly! Ancient History? Absolutely! . . . Jaws!

The largest Shark Jaws from the largest shark teeth

“A shark, . . . (larger than). . .  a semi truck swims through the ocean. Sensing prey ahead, the monster attacks, opening a mouth bigger than a subway car turned sideways, and lined with teeth. . .( larger than). . . the size of a man’s hand.

And next month, anyone with a spare half-million dollars or so can make a play for the most spectacular remains of these. . . creatures ever discovered.

The world’s largest shark jaws,

9 feet tall and 11 feet across,

goes up for sale on June 21, at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.

Courtesy of the Bertucci family

Monster bite: A single Megalodon tooth.

The jaws are constructed with 182 fossilized teeth of the world’s largest shark, Carcharocles megalodon, . . . The jaws are constructed with 182 fossilized teeth of the world’s largest shark, Carcharocles megalodon They represent the life work of Vito Bertucci, a jeweler-turned-fossil hunter who spent nearly two decades searching for the massive teeth used in these jaws.

Minimum bid is $625,000, but the jaws are expected to fetch up to $700,000, according to David Herskowitz, director of Heritage’s natural history department.

The jaw has four shark’s teeth that are more than 7 inches long — an extreme rarity. “I think there are probably less than 10 known in existence,” Herskowitz said.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43110913/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/its-worlds-largest-shark-jaw-you-can-buy-it/

Heritage Auctions Plenty of standing room: Carcharocles megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived on Earth. The jaw measures 9 feet tall and 11 feet across.

by Greater Ancestors World Museum on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:02am

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