Best Prehistoric Sharks

The Top Ten
1 Megalodon The megalodon is an extinct species of shark which was about 59 feet (18 meters) long and hunted in the seas until about 1.5 million years ago. It was similar to today's great white shark-but three times longer and 20 times heavier. Megalodon had more than 250 huge, razor-sharp teeth and its mouth was so huge that it could easily swallow a person. The fossils of its teeth were once thought to be the tongues of dragons or similar beasts. Megalodon was in the same shark group as today's great white shark, mako shark, and porbeagle shark. All of these species of sharks are big, fast, fierce hunters-just like their prehistoric relative.

Strongest bite force of any animal ever and 82 feet long bigger than a whale shark

2 Cladoselache

What's good about this one? It was the earliest shark but...why?

3 Stethacanthus
4 Xenacanthus
5 Helicoprion
6 Hybodus
7 Edestus
8 Cretoxyrhina
9 Scapanorhynchus
10 Elegestolepis
The Contenders
11 Ptychodus
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