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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:34 PM

Teeth of ancient mega-shark recovered from Australian beach

AUG. 9, 2018 / 9:41 AM

"These teeth are of international significance, as they represent one of just three associated groupings of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the world," said paleontologist Erich Fitzgerald.

By Brooks Hays

Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have recovered dozens of teeth belonging to an extinct mega-shark species from a beach in Australia.

The discovery was first made by amateur fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly.

"I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed," Mullaly said in a news release. "I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people."

Most of the time, shark teeth are discovered one at a time. Because sharks regrow teeth, they lose a tooth nearly every day.


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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:10 AM

1. Interesting


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