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‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name – Yahoo News

The 300-million-year-old shark’s teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species. “Great for grasping and crushing prey rather than piercing…

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) The 300-million-year-old sharks teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species.
The ancient chompers looked less like the spear-like rows of teeth of related species. They were squatter and shorter, less than an inch long, around 2 centimeters.
Great for grasping and crushing prey rather than piercing prey, said discoverer John-Paul Hodnett, who was a graduate student when he unearthed the first fossils of the shark at a dig east of Albuquerque in 2013.
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