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Carcharocles angustidens v Otodus obliquus
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Carcharocles angustidens
Carcharocles angustidens is a species of prehistoric megatoothed sharks in the genus Carcharocles, which lived during the Oligocene and Miocene epochs about 33 to 22 million years ago. This shark is related to another extinct megatoothed shark, Carcharocles megalodon. Like other known megatooth sharks, the fossils of C. angustidens indicate that it was considerably larger than the extant great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias. The well preserved specimen from New Zealand is estimated at 9.3 m (31 ft) in length. This specimen had teeth measuring up to 9.87 cm (3.89 in) in diagonal length, and vertebral centra around 1.10 cm (0.43 in) in diameter. However, reports of larger C. angustidens fossils have been made. C. angustidens was an apex predator and likely preyed upon penguins, fish, dolphins, and baleen whales.

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Otodus obliquus
Otodus obliquus is an extinct mackerel shark which lived during the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, approximately about 60 to 37.5 million years ago. This shark is known from the fossil teeth and fossilized vertebral centra. Like other elasmobranchs, the skeleton of Otodus was composed of cartilage and not bone, resulting in relatively few preserved skeletal structures appearing within the fossil record. The teeth of this shark are large with triangular crown, smooth cutting edges, and visible cusps on the roots. Some Otodus teeth also show signs of evolving serrations. The fossils of Otodus indicate that it was a very large macro-predatory shark. The largest known teeth measure about 104 millimetres (4.1 in) in height. The vertebral centrum of this shark are over 12.7 cm (5 inch) wide. The fossils of Otodus indicate that it was a very large macro-predatory shark. The largest known teeth measure about 104 millimetres (4.1 in) in height. The vertebral centrum of this shark are over 12.7 cm (5 inch) wide. Scientists suggest that this shark at least reached 9.1 metres (30 ft) in total length (TL), with a maximum length of 12.2 metres (40 ft). Otodus was a widespread species, as its remains have been excavated from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. O. obliquus likely preyed upon marine mammals, large bony fish, and other sharks. It was among the top predators of its time.

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(03-16-2019, 03:20 AM)Uncia Wrote: Otodus vs c.angustidens
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#2
Thx.

Angustidens has wider teeth. Otodus has thiner but sharper teeth.

Size is nearly equal on average but otodus 2 meters longer at max.

I say angustidens. Carcharocles family more fascinating for me.
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#3
A slight edge to Carcharocles angustidens at similar weights. Its teeth are more serrated and its bite would cause more damage.
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angustidens teeth look more impressive
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I think ot depends on which fish gets the first bite in.
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