megalodon

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megalodon

(ˈmɛɡələʊˌdɒn)
n
(Palaeontology) an extinct giant shark of the Cenozoic era
[C19: megalo- + -odont]
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Fossil teeth of Carcharocles megalodon: The Collection of the University Museum of Chieti (Italy).
Se clasifica bien como Carcharodon megalodon (bajo la familia Lamnidae), o bien como Carcharocles megalodon (bajo la familia Otodontidae) (Pimiento et al., 2010).
Carcharocles megalodon es considerado el tiburon mas grande y mas poderoso que jamas haya existido.
But had we shared the planet with such terrors as Giganotosaurus and the enormous shark Carcharocles megalodon, we probably wouldn't have fared so well.
The study deviates from the white shark's original classification as a relative of megatooth sharks such as the extinct Carcharocles megalodon, the largest carnivorous shark that ever lived.
The best-known member of the genus is the "megatooth" shark Carcharocles megalodon, estimated to have reached 15m in length [6].
Hubbell (1996) dice haber recolectado y analizado mas de 13.000 dientes fosiles del gran tiburon blanco Carcharodon carcharias, de los que solo el 0,25 % presentaba alteraciones morfologicas, ademas de presentar una coleccion personal de 559 dientes de Carcharocles megalodon y Carcharodon auriculatus con deformidades de varia naturaleza.
La reconstruccion de la patocenosis de Carcharocles megalodon (Clase: Chondrichthyes; Orden: Lamniformes), es decir, del conjunto de enfermedades que afectaron a esta especie durante el transcurso de su historia evolutiva (Capasso, 2002), por el momento solo se basa en el diagnostico de alteraciones patologicas encontradas en dientes fosiles (Leriche, 1926; Applegate & Espinosa-Arrubarrena, 1996; Hubbell; Reolid & Molina, 2015).
Leviathan melvillei is thought to have shared the waters of the ocean with the giant shark Carcharocles megalodon, whose fossils have been uncovered in the same locality in Peru.
The six-foot-long babies of the world's biggest shark species, Carcharocles megalodon, frolicked in the warm shallow waters of an ancient shark nursery in what is now Panama, report paleontologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Florida.