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