Lamniform Sharks – Cardabiodon ricki

Research Projects | Updated 4 years ago

A series of shark teeth assemble to resemble its jaw line
Extinct, Giant Shark - Cardabiodon ricki - Lower jaw teeth
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Earth and Planetary sciences are currently performing a research project examining the growth rate, size at birth and age at death of the 95 million-year-old, giant lamniform shark Cardabiodon ricki. This species is based on material found near Exmouth, Western Australia. The project is a collaboration including researchers from WAM and the Tyrell Museum, Alberta, Canada.