“Recent” Otodus megalodon teeth

Shark teeth recovered from the Pacific Ocean by the HMS Challenger. The megatooth shark Otodus megalodon was recently estimated to have gone extinct in the early Pliocene c. 3.6 Ma (Boessenecker et al. 2019). Despite this, there have been persistent reports of O. megalodon teeth from the late Pleistocene-Holocene. These have been used by cryptozoologists as evidence to speculate … Continue reading “Recent” Otodus megalodon teeth