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Man Finds Megalodon Shark Tooth in River Kupa

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A man from the central Croatian village of Pokupsko, which is situated around 60km from Zagreb, has made international news after finding a fossilized tooth belonging to a Megalodon shark…

Stjepan Sucec was out looking for shells when he made the discovery in the river Kupa, reports Daily Mail. The Megalodon shark terrorized Earth’s oceans around 16 million to 2.6 million years ago. The intimidating shark could grow up to 18 meters in length and it was one of the most powerful predators in history. Today the great white shark are said to be the closest to the Megalodon in anatomy.

Megalodon tooth with two great white shark teeth

Megalodon tooth with two great white shark teeth

Susec’s discovery was identified as a tooth belonging to the supershark by researcher Drazen Japundzic with the Natural History Museum. It is now kept in storage and might one day be put on display as fossilized remains of the Megalodon are very rare.

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