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Re: _Carcharodon megalodon_



Gigi Babcock or Ralph Miller III wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 3 Feb 1998 tomt@f1.net.au wrote:
> >
> > > I was going through the mailing list archives and I came across a
> letter
> > > that said something about Carcharodon megalodon being mythical.  Is
> this
> > > true? If not, does anyone know the size?
> 
> I have read (sorry, no references) that this extinct cartilaginous fish is
> known only by its fossil teeth, but no jaw fossils have been found.
> Therefore, the complete jaws and teeth seen in museums and photographs
> represent (sometimes inaccurate) reconstructions.  But that is not to say
> that the living animal did not exist, or that it didn't have jaws!  Back on
> topic, did I mention that it wasn't a dinosaur?
Are you saying that this is a dinosaur mailing list? I thought it was a
palaeontology mailing list... 
> Ralph (not a fossil shark expert) Miller III <gbabcock@best.com>
Tom