Otodus megalodon

(Agassiz, 1835)

Classification: Elasmobranchii Lamniformes Otodontidae

Reference of the original description
Agassiz, L. (1835)
Recherches sur les poissons fossiles, 5th livraison (June 1835). Petitpierre et Prince(text) and H. Nicolet(plates), Neuchâtel, vol. 3: pl. D, 46

Otodus megalodon


Citation: Otodus megalodon (Agassiz, 1835): In: Database of fossil elasmobranch teeth www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2021

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