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Megalodon

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Megalodon Shark Caught On Camera 62 Feet Long Shocking

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Major MEGALODON DISCOVERY - Exclusive

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Baby Megalodon

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The Megalodon

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The porbeagle shark, Lamna nasus from the late Pliocene of the central Mediterranean Basin

Megalodon, meaning "big tooth", is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 2.6 million years ago (mya), during the Early Miocene to the end of the Pliocene. It was formerly thought to belong to the family Lamnidae, making it closely related to the great white shark. However presently there is near unanimous consensus that it belongs to the extinct family Otodontidae, which diverged from the ancestry of the great white shark during the Early Cretaceous. Its genus placement is still debated, authors placing it in either Carcharocles, Megaselachus, Otodus, or Procarcharodon.
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