Teeth Belonging to Prehistoric Mega-Shark Uncovered in Australia

Amateur fossil hunter stumbles upon rare teeth from ancient mega-shark

Fossilized teeth from an ancient mega-shark, considered a close cousin to the megalodon, have been discovered on an Australian beach and are set to be unveiled Thursday, Museums Victoria announced. This shark, which could grow up to nine meters long, was terrorizing the oceanic waters of what is now Southern Australia some 25 million years ago.

Found along the Surf Coast in Victoria by a fossil enthusiast named Phillip Mullaly, the teeth measure a stunning 2.7 inches long, and are evidence that the megalodon wasn't the only big shark prowling around our ancient waters.

The shark was about twice the length of a normal great white shark.

"These teeth are of global significance, as they represent one of just three associated groupings of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the world, and the very first set to ever be discovered in Australia", said Dr. Erich Fitzgerald, senior curator of vertebrate paleontology at Museums Victoria.

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The scientists suspected that more teeth could be found in the same place, so the team of paleontologists led by Fitzgerald went on two expeditions to the site, finding more than 40 teeth in result.

The New York Times reports Mullaly found the teeth in 2015.

The teeth will be on display at the museum until October.

He contacted the senior curator of vertebrae paleontology at Museums Victoria, Erich Fitzgerald, and offered to donate the teeth, the first of its kind to be discovered in Australia. After prying the almost 3-inch tooth loose from a boulder, he came back and found more teeth.

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The species, still alive today, likely fed on the remains of the megatooth shark after it died.

Paleontologist-a lover Philip Mullaly came across a unique artifact when walking through the countryside, Jan-JUC, located about 100 kilometers from Melbourne. Although the team found evidence that there was only one megashark there, they found indications that there were several different sixgill sharks on the scene. The theory is that the other sharks came to feast on the carcass of the dead mega shark and lost teeth during the feast.

"This find suggests they have performed that lifestyle here for tens of millions of years", Museums Victoria paleontologist Tim Ziegler said.

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