megalodon

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megalodon

(ˈmɛɡələʊˌdɒn)
n
(Palaeontology) an extinct giant shark of the Cenozoic era
[C19: megalo- + -odont]
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They later evolved into megatooth shark species that had what scientists call "ultimate cutting tools," which they used to kill and eat bigger prey like dolphins and whales.
The largest fossilized teeth are those of the extinct megatooth shark (Carcharodon megalodon), recorded in the late Cenozoic.
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.