Making a Megalodon: The evolving science behind estimating the size of the largest killer shark

John Long, Mikael Siversson

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Abstract

The giant prehistoric Carcharocles megalodon (or Otodus megalodon for some researchers) was the largest predatory shark to ever swim in Earth’s seas. Scientific evidence points to megalodon having lived between 16 million and 2.6 million years ago, going extinct at the end of the Pliocene Epoch when the world’s oceans were much colder than today’s.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWebsite article
PublisherThe Conversation (Aust.)
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationOnline
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • sharks
  • fossil
  • Otodus megalodon

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