Why are Chilean megalodon teeth are so well preserved?
#50111. Asked by Megalodon. (Aug 07 04 6:09 PM)
Most fossils are largely made up of "rock" and by their very nature are stable and generally impervious to deterioration from external agents. Megalodon teeth would not have lasted 14 million years if this were not the case. http://www.megmawl.com/handling.html
Aug 07 04, 6:39 PM
I agree. Usually, rock particles fill up crevices leaving a cast of an item that is there long after any material has rotted away.
Aug 07 04, 8:04 PM
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