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Article: Wired on ancient sharks

Wired magazine features a research paper on a prehistoric shark, Ptychodus mortoni, which was up to 11 metres long and had flattened teeth, much like those of sting rays, suitable for crushing hard-shelled creatures. Its size makes it comparable to modern basking sharks and whale sharks, and one of the largest shellfish eaters ever.

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