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Scientific name: Chordata: Chondrichthyes: : : Carcharodon megalodon
Common Name: Great White Shark

Country: USA
State/District: MD
County: Calvert
Date (D-M-Y): 14 - 2001

Photographer: E. M.Barrows

Identifier: Martin Meyer
Collector: Martin Meyer
Location: Calvert County
Keywords: A fossil Carcharodon megalodon Carcharocles megalodon fish Great White Shark Miocene Epoch tooth
Additional Information:   This species is also called Carcharocles megalodon (Timmerman and Chandler 1995, page 16).  The teeth are from the Miocene Epoch and are about 10 million years old.

Figure 1.  These are some of the teeth that Martin Meyer found in Calvert County.
Figure 2.  This is an especially colorful tooth (5.5 cm long).
Figure 3.  The same tooth.

Timmerman, J. R. and R. Chandler. 1995. Cretaceous and Paleogene Fossils of North Carolina. A Field Guide. The North Carolina Fossil Club, Inc., Durham, NC. 70 pp.

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