Fossil megalodon tooth
Megalodon teeth, such as this fossil from the Florida Museum of Natural History, were specialized for feeding on large, fleshy prey and can be up to 7 inches long.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DGE 1315138 and DRL 1322725.]
Learn more in the Florida Museum of Natural History news story School lesson gone wrong leads to new, bigger megalodon size estimate. (Date image taken: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 22, 2021)
Credit: Kristen Grace, Florida Museum of Natural History
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