Carcharocles angustidens (Extinct)
The Great White’s ancestor?
Common Name– People call C. angustidens the Giant Great White
Status: EXTINCT. Carcharocles angustidens lived during the Oligocene and Miocene epochs, 22-35 million years ago.
Average Size and Length: Based on fossil records of a specimen found in New Zealand, it is estimated a length of 31 feet long.
Teeth and Jaw: Carcharocles angustidens had large, serrated teeth. One specimen had teeth measuring up to 3.89 inches in diagonal length, and vertebral centra around 0.43 inches in diameter.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: Its fossils discovered in regions of North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Oceania.
Diet: C. angustidens was an apex predator and likely preyed upon penguins, fish, dolphins, and baleen whales.
Biology and Reproduction: Related to Megalodon and possibly today’s Great White shark.
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: Unknown