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The most powerful predator teeth of all time?

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Livyatan Melville: The largest recorded individual tooth measures up to 14 inches (35 cm), while the rumor suggests some even larger tooth up to 16 inches (40 cm).

I don't have the weight of the largest tooth, but consider that a 7.5 inches (19 cm) modern sperm whale tooth can weigh up to 700 grams (1.5 pounds), it is likely that the largest Leviathan tooth can weigh over 10 pounds.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18783/lot/66/

Here is a monster tooth of the Leviathan.


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Tyrannosaurus Rex: The longest recorded tooth measures up to 13.75 inches, although the weight is unknown for that tooth. But a 5 inches fragment already weighs up to 337.8 grams, so an entire tooth can weigh over 900 grams (2 pounds).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/dinosaurs/8952217/Tyrannosaurus-Rex-tooth-sells-for-world-record.html

Here is the replica of the largest recorded T. rex tooth.


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Megalodon: There are many pics of the exaggerated fake Meg teeth being found online, but when it comes to the real teeth, a 169 mm tooth based on the slant height weighs up to 538 grams, and I guess the largest one should weigh over 600 grams.


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http://www.geologypage.com/2016/04/fossi...iller.html 
  
   
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(04-24-2016, 06:03 PM)brotherbear Wrote: http://www.geologypage.com/2016/04/fossi...iller.html 
  
   
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This isn't from Leviathan, but from a regular Sperm whale.

These guys were truly the overlords among the known predators in the history, just check the comparison with the T-Rex tooth.



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GrizzlyClaws - I read somewhere some years ago that whalers of the 1800s used to collect sperm whale jaws as souvenirs. Some of those bulls measured over 80 feet long. Any truth that you know of? 
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(04-24-2016, 10:05 PM)brotherbear Wrote: GrizzlyClaws - I read somewhere some years ago that whalers of the 1800s used to collect sperm whale jaws as souvenirs. Some of those bulls measured over 80 feet long. Any truth that you know of? 

Yeah, I heard it since the AVA era, and it is from the Whaling Museum in Massachusetts, US.

The specimen was estimated to be 80 feet long and weighed over 120 tons. And I am wondering how many new species of the giant Sperm whales that we could discover in the future.
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Check out this "whale " of a tooth
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fossilised-to...24002.html
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The site doesn't work for me, but I found these: http://www.epictimes.com/04/22/2016/giant-killer-whale/  and  http://magazines.scholastic.com/news/201...ying-Tooth
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Thanks for the assist Bro Bear. This would put ancient Orcas in the same arena as Megaladon. Quite an intriguing find.
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12 inches, wow!
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