In a post shared by the NM Bohol Area Museum Facebook page, a Megalodon tooth fossil was found in Barangay Jandig, Maribojoc in Bohol and it is confirmed as the second Megalodon specimen discovered in the town of Maribojoc.
Furthermore, the fossil was discovered by Christian Gio Bangalao and he donated the fossil tooth of the giant shark to the National Museum of the Philippines last May 28, 2020.
Mr. Christian Gio Bangalao donated the second confirmed Megalodon tooth from Maribojoc.
Size of the 2nd Megalodon Tooth Fossil
The second confirmed Megalodon tooth fossil from Maribojoc has a measure of 7.6 cm and 6.5 cm.
Megalodon tooth fossil (7.6 cm x 6.5 cm) found in Brgy. Jandig, Maribojoc, Bohol. For more details (Part 3 of Shark…
What is Megalodon?
The Megalodons are now extinct and according to records it is considered as the largest shark that ever lived in the world’s oceans and based on fossil records the largest Megalodons would reach a measure of about 60 ft.
First Megalodon Fossil Found in Bohol
Last March 1, 2018, the first Megalodon tooth fossil which measures 105 mm. long and 65 mm. wide was found by a local named Venjo Busalla which is also from Maribojoc, Bohol.
The fossil is currently displayed in Manila at the National Museum of Natural History together with other Megalodon specimens which were discovered in Cagayan and Pangasinan.
According to the NM Bohol Area Museum, only Megalodon teeth are so far the fossils discovered in the Philippines because just like most of the other sharks, their skeleton area not bones but cartilages except for their teeth.
Source: NM Bohol Area Museum