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The teeth of various shark species, such as the ancient megalodon, was discovered in Mexico at the time.
The fossilized teeth, some of which are 2.5 million years old have been found in the town of the island, according to the Daily Mail, which cited local press reports. It is also of the opinion that the Madeira was under water millions of years ago, it is a theory that is given credence by the new data.
In total, there are three different types of shark teeth found — megalodon, shortfin mako, and sawshark, good for 13th out of 15 in dental stone. A fossilized vertebrae that may have belonged to extinct animals, and fossils of human bones were also found.
The fossils were found at the Xoc cavern by the photographer, Kay Nicte Vilchis Zapata, and a cave expert by Erick Sosa-Rodriguez.(Credit: CEN/Ts Sosa-Kay Vilchis)
370M-YEAR-OLD, FULLY A SHARK’S SKELETON IS FOUND, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
The fossils were found at the Xoc cavern by the photographer, Kay Nicte Vilchis Zapata, and a cave expert by Erick Sosa-Rodriguez.
In an interview with the local media Side, she said, as she was looking at the wall of the cave, and saw something strange. “We were looking at the wall, and all of a sudden, I saw a little something, I got closer and closer, and I could see that it was a tooth that was in the first one and it was a sawshark,” Zapata explained.
This is the point at which the two divers find 13 teeth, which are thought to belong to three different species of sharks, including the megalodon – that is, more than 2.5 million in the year-ago period. (Credit: CEN/Ts Sosa-Kay Vilchis)
Sawshark, in general, inhabit temperate and tropical waters of the western Atlantic (Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, to the south-west of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific ocean, according to Shark Savers. Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), may maintain a swim speed of 20 km / h, with short bursts of up to 50 km / h), according to the Marine Bio.
Isurus oxyrinchus, is also to be found in warm and temperate waters, and the young makos “are very common in southern California during the summer months.”
Fossilized teeth of the megalodon, which have been swept aside by its successor, the great white, have been found. Some of them have been found in North Carolina, including the one discovered in April and, in mid-July.
In 2018, an Australian, a teacher, stumbled upon the find of a lifetime when he discovered a set of fossil, a 3-inch tooth from an extinct giant shark, which is known as the large-ridged, narrow-toothed predator Carcharocles angustidens.
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