Fossils From Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed, Kern County, California

Carcharoles megalodon "meg" giant shark teeth

Click on the images for larger pictures. Here are three screen captures of huge Carcharoles megalodon ("meg"--likely grew to 50 feet in length) shark teeth I edited and processed through photoshop, all taken from a specific video episode of "California's Gold"--a long-running (early 1990s to 2012) PBS program hosted by the late Huell Howser--about the Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed, middle Miocene Round Mountain Silt Member of the Temblor Formation (roughly 16 to 15 million years old); originally telecast on November 8, 2006. The "meg" specimens reside in world-famous Buena Vista Museum Of Natural History in Bakersfield, California, only a few miles from the Sharktooth Hill diggings. Image at bottom depicts a reconstruction of the "meg's" monstrous mouth, lined with outrageously large teeth that envelope a modern-day shark for scale. Click Here to watch in its entirety the Huell Howser "California's Gold" episode about Sharktooth Hill.

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