Man finds 16-million-year-old tooth of giant Megalodon Shark

The shark is thought to have reached lengths of up to 60ft

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Man finds Megalodon Shark tooth in Croatia river


A Croatian man searching for shells in a river got something a little more exciting when he came across a tooth of a

Stjepan Sucec from Pokupsko Village, in central Croatia, some 60 km from the capital Zagreb, holds a tooth that he found in river Kupa during his search for shells in Pokupsko, on August 21,2015.

See also: 60ft fossil reveals whale within a whale then eaten by shark

Geologist Drazen Japundzic from the Natural History Museum in Zagreb acknowledged that is probably a tooth of Megalodon Shark (Charcharodon megalodon, or C Megalodon) who lived approximately 16 to 2.6 million years ago during Neogene period in Cenozoic.

Man finds 16-million-year-old tooth of giant Megalodon Shark

Fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a maximum length of 18 metres.

Megalodon Shark lived in oceans and seas around the world, including here in the area of the former Pannonian sea.

Megalodon, meaning "big tooth", from Ancient Greek, is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 15.9 to 2.6 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era (middle Miocene to end of Pliocene).

The C megalodon is regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in vertebrate history, and likely had a profound impact on the structure of marine communities.


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