Tuesday, September 20, 2016

C. megalodon

Note: A digitally recolored version of the original, available here:

C. megalodon
Chondrichthyes (Cartilaginous Fishes)
Selachimorpha / Selachii (Sharks)
Lamnidae? Otodontidae?
(If Lamnidae) Carcharodon megalodon (Agassiz, 1843)
(If Otodontidae) Carcharocles megalodon (Jordan & Hannibal, 1923)

Middle Miocene to Late Pliocene

Length: Up to 18 m?

The largest shark of all time, she possesses one of the most powerful bite forces known to man and hunted whales as a regular part of her diet.

Estimated Bite Force: 108,514 N - 182, 201 N (Wroe et al., 2008)

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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