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14-07-2012, 21:47   #1
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Smallest shark in the fossil record found in Spain

Again, in Las Hoyas! It is only 4.5 cms long, was a juvenile but not a baby, and lived in fresh water!
It has been nicknamed "Pablito" and is half the size of a newly born Etmopterus, the smallest modern day shark. The fossil is also extraordinary because it's complete- shark fossils usually consist on teeth, perhaps vertebrae only, but this one was fossilized whole, with muscle and even skin preserved.
It has been identified as a Lonchidion, a kind of hybdodontid that was common during the Cretaceous.

http://www.abc.es/20120714/ciencia/a...207141232.html

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That's amazing. Is there any way of telling if it is fully grown?
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17-07-2012, 23:05   #3
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That's amazing. Is there any way of telling if it is fully grown?
I guess there is, because they say it was a juvenile (but not a baby), but they don´t specify how exactly they know.
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Scientists explain Helicoprion's weird teeth

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21589719...medium=twitter


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So it WAS like an ancient buzzsaw? Creepy.
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01-03-2013, 05:40   #6
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How long do you think will be before the Sci Fi channel makes a movie about this creature called "Saws"?
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Not long now. If the goblin shark can get its day in the sun...

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Buzz saw 'shark' cited as reason for Permian Extinction Event:
http://www.krank.ie/category/interne...aw-for-a-face/

That's not tabloidy at all >_>
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New horned shark named after the Devil

Its a relative of Walking with Dinosaur's Hybodus.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3720889.html

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96 different shark species swam in Cretaceous European seas

They were apparently the same as those in the Western Interior Sea (in what would one day become North America), with Cretoxyrhina being the largest and others such as Scaphanorhynchus and Squalicorax also present, yet 18 new species were also identified:

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/shark...-uk-6C10867943

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Megalodon mockumentary enrages viewers

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I don't see how people could be s offended. The footage was CLEARLY fake. Maybe they were annoyed that they fell for it?
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Great stuff Adam
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Diablodontus is now my favourite name for anything... EVER.
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