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Megalodon Tooth (10 mill. years old)

(This is in the Fossils box)

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information and pictures

megalodon tooth from our fossils artefacts for primary schools box

Questions

1. How many teeth did Megalodons have?

 

2. Sharks lose many thousands of teeth in their lifetime.  Why is this good for fossils hunters?

 

3. The biggest Megalodon were 20m long.  Can you find any other animals either alive now or in the past that were bigger? (TIP: you might need google for this).

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1) How many teeth did Megalodons have?

 

ANSWER: 250

 

2) Sharks lose many thousands of teeth in their lifetime.  Why is this good for fossils hunters?

 

ANSWER: Because there are so many of them!

 

3) The biggest Megalodon were 20m long.  Can you find any other animals either alive now or in the past that were bigger? (TIP: you might need google for this).

 

ANSWER: The Blue Whale at 30m and the Colossal Squid at 27m are the only two modern animals that are bigger, though several dinosaurs such as the Dreadnoughtus and the Titanosaur were much bigger as well.

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