First record of the megatoothed shark Carcharocles megalodon from the Mio-Pliocene Purisima Formation of Northern California.

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Boessenecker, Robert W.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Purisima Formation, Santa Cruz, California, Miocene, Otodontidae, Carcharocles megalodon

Megatoothed sharks (Family: Otodontidae) are among the most widely reported sharks in Cenozoic marine sediments worldwide, and certain species such as the famed Carcharocles megalodon are particularly abundant in Neogene deposits on the Atlantic margin of the United Sta... View more
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