Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Chondrichthyes (Cartilaginous Fishes)
Selachimorpha / Selachii (Sharks)
(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