The ancestor of the great white shark

20:00 EDT 7 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(University of Vienna) Mackerel sharks are a group consisting of some of the most iconic sharks we know, including the mako shark, the great white shark and Megalodon, the biggest predatory shark. An international team of researchers from the University of Vienna found a unique feature in the teeth of these apex predators, which allowed them to trace back the origin of this group to a small benthic shark from the Middle Jurassic (165 mya).

Original Article: The ancestor of the great white shark


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