Giant Great White Shark
Its species name, megalodon means “big tooth.” Three guesses what this predator used for hunting.
Carcharodon megalodon was a bigger, toothier relative of modern great white sharks. Sharks have been top predators since the Paleozoic Era, but really flourished after big marine reptiles went extinct 65 million years ago. Megalodon was three times the size of great white sharks.
Peak Period: Miocene (23-5 million years ago)
Maximum Size: 15.8 meters (52 feet)
Predator Advantage: Big, sharp teeth, size
Prey: Sharks, fishes, squids.