Dallas auction house selling 9 foot shark jaw with ancient teeth

By Megan Carpentier
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:21 EDT
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Heritage Auctions in Dallas is asking at least $625,000 for a set of 9 by 11 foot jaws containing 182 teeth from a Megalodon. Four of the teeth are more than 7 inches long, a rare occurrence.

The teeth were part of the collection of amateur fossil hunter Vito Bertucci, who died in an accident in 2004. Bertucci cast the plexiglass jaws and set the teeth himself, though some scientists disagree with his assessment of the size of the jaws.

Watch the video, first aired by the Associated Press on March 22, below:

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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