megalodon

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megalodon

(ˈmɛɡələʊˌdɒn)
n
(Palaeontology) an extinct giant shark of the Cenozoic era
[C19: megalo- + -odont]
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Skeletal anatomy of Carcharodon megalodon: inferences based on comparisons with the recent species Carcharodon carcharias.
The description of an almost complete tooth set of Carcharodon megalodon from a Middle Miocene bed in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
rex was the most terrifying creature ever to walk the earth, then Carcharodon megalodon easily was lord and master of the sea.
"I hope you enjoyed our little 'match of the titans.' For the record, T-rex and Carcharodon megalodon never actually shared the same time period on our planet.
New York, June 12 (ANI): Scientists claim that the prehistoric shark Carcharodon megalodon had the deadliest bite of all dinosaurs.
But even the great white seems small fry when compared with the carcharodon megalodon. Dubbed Big Tooth, it was a prehistoric shark that was 53ft long and had a bite of around 18 tonnes.
The largest fossilized teeth are those of the extinct megatooth shark (Carcharodon megalodon), recorded in the late Cenozoic.
(13.) Gottfried MD, Compagno LJV and Bowman SC: Size and Skeletal Anatomy of the Giant "Megatooth" Shark Carcharodon megalodon. In "The Biology of the White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias." (Klimley and Ainley, Eds) San Diego CA, USA: Academic Press p55-66, 1996.
An ancient relative, Carcharodon megalodon, is believed to have reached a length of 50 feet and weighed 20 tons.
The fiberglass reconstruction houses the teeth of the 40-foot prehistoric shark Carcharodon megalodon, which became extinct 4 million years ago.
For the last 150 years, some paleontologists have concluded the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is a smaller relative of the line that produced Carcharodon megalodon, the largest carnivorous fish known.