Media: on the beach in Australia have found the oldest teeth of the giant shark
TASS, August 10. The teeth of giant prehistoric sharks living in the waters of Australia about 25 million years ago, found on the beach in the state of Victoria in Southeast Australia. This was reported by the portal Phys.org.
“These teeth are of international importance, as there are only three such finds. In Australia, these teeth are found for the first time”, — quotes the portal words of the senior curator of the Museum of Victoria, dealing with the paleontology of vertebrates of Erich Fitzgerald.
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As noted, most of the fossil remains of sharks found in the world, represent the individual teeth, and rarely fails to find a few teeth together.
According to the portal, the find was made on the beach Yan Yuk (Jan Juc), 100 kilometres from Melbourne paleontologist Amateur Philip Mullaly. Found teeth with a length of about 7 centimeters belong to a big ascasubi the shark — extinct mind the predatory sharks, reaching more than nine metres in length that is twice the size of a modern great white shark.
Earlier it was reported that the tooth fossil of 18-foot sharks older than 3 million years old was found on a beach in the UK.