The Largest Set of Shark Jaws to Sell for at Least $700,000
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Vito Bertucci was a fossil hunter who dedicated 16 years of his life to assembling all the fossils that make up the largest set of shark jaws in the world. Most of the pieces were collected by Bertucci himself from the rivers of South California.
The huge teeth, measuring up to 7 inches along the diagonal, used to belong to the largest predatory shark that ever existed on Earth. For almost 20 million years, the huge creature swam in the oceans with no worries about being hunted by larger predators, as it could grow to impressive lengths of over 100 feet.
At eight feet tall and eleven feet wide, the huge set of jaws featuring 182 fossil teeth will be put up for auction in June in Dallas, Texas, at Heritage Auction Galleries. The auction house expects to sell it for at least $700,000, even though the asking price is $625,000.