The size of the megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon (Lamniformes: Otodontidae), revisited

  title={The size of the megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon (Lamniformes: Otodontidae), revisited},
  author={Kenshu Shimada},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={904 - 911}
  • K. Shimada
  • Published 30 September 2019
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Historical Biology
ABSTRACT Otodus megalodon (Lamniformes: Otodontidae) is a gigantic late Neogene shark that lived nearly worldwide in tropical-temperate regions. Its gigantic teeth have captivated imaginations of the scientific community and general public alike, where the most commonly cited maximum size range of O. megalodon in scientific literature is 18–20 m in total length (TL). In this study, I reexamined the ontogenetic development of teeth and the quantitative relationships between TL and the crown… 

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