from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of man-eater sharks of enormous size and with serrate teeth, of the family Lamnidæ.
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- n. man-eating sharks
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I would back our modern carcharodon, who grows to forty feet, against any plesiosaurus that ever swam the Jurassic sea.
Our modern carcharodon, who runs (as I have before noted) to forty feet in length, is a very respectable monster indeed, as times go; and his huge snapping teeth, which measure nearly two inches long by one and a half broad, would disdain to make two bites of the able-bodied British seaman.
The dimension of this species of shark equals that of the carcharodon megalodon.
Figure 51 shows a smaller tooth of the carcharodon megalodon.
It is probable, this tooth indicates the existence of a genus, which should be separated from the carcharodon, but the existence of a single tooth does not furnish all the characteristics which probably belong to it.
-- (Fig. 67.) Tooth thick and strong; roots well developed and forked; enamel similar in texture to the carcharodon, and also cracked longitudinally.
The reconstituted jawbone of the carcharodon megalodon, a monster shark that could reach as much as 43ft, is another highlight.