Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought

February 16, 2019 - General

Megalodon – a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies – likely went extinct at least one million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research published in PeerJ.

Megalodon extinction graphical abstract [Credit: Robert Boessenecker]Earlier research, which used a worldwide sample of fossils, suggested that the 50-foot-long, giant shark Otodus megalodon went extinct…

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