Scientists find teeth of an ancient ‘Mega Shark’ that could have destroyed a Great White

megatoothed shark

Swimming in the ocean today comes with a unique set of risks. One of those risks is encountering a creature that could harm you, like a stinging jellyfish or a shark. Of all the sharks you could run into in the deep blue sea, the great white shark is the most feared. If you happened to be swimming in the ocean some 25 million years ago, however, there was a much more fearsome creature lurking.

Researchers in Australia have discovered a set of teeth from a shark that would have made the great white look like a chump. The species is Carcharocles angustidens, and it's one of the "megatoothed" sharks that patrolled the waters off of Australia at the time, making meals of just about whatever it wanted.

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Scientists find teeth of an ancient ‘Mega Shark’ that could have destroyed a Great White originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 9 Aug 2018 at 16:12:11 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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