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Prehistoric 'devil shark' found in Arizona


Posted on Tuesday, 6 August, 2013 | Comment icon 15 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Archaeologists have unearthed a new species of prehistoric shark with devil-like horns on its head.

The creature's Latin name is Diablodontus michaeledmundi however it is perhaps better known as "Devil tooth" or "Devil shark". Dating back 260 million years, the species somehow survived a mass extinction event between the Permian and Triassic eras that took place 252 million years ago and wiped out 96% of life on the planet.

While closely related to modern sharks the Devil shark was part of a now extinct group known as the hump-toothed sharks. With razor sharp teeth and an unusual pair of horns on top of its head, the shark is believed to have grown up to 3.5ft and would have fed on small fish and sea mammals.

"Archaeologists in Arizona have discovered a previously unknown prehistoric shark, with horns on its head and razor-sharp teeth."

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Comment icon #6 Posted by Jacques Terreur on 6 August, 2013, 11:34
i just hope some SyFy execs read this story, too!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by ToJPhantom on 6 August, 2013, 11:37
Sorry if I'm a little slow, but can someone tell me how they can tell all this by just a few teeth? http://paleodb.org/?...ction_no=132087
Comment icon #8 Posted by L4r4k0 on 6 August, 2013, 12:33
Yep..how in the hell they can say it's over 200 million years old. I don't buy it
Comment icon #9 Posted by village_idiot on 6 August, 2013, 13:46
The body of the shark reminds me of that of a a Port Jackson shark.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Colonel Rhuairidh on 6 August, 2013, 15:23
Yep..how in the hell they can say it's over 200 million years old. I don't buy it I've never been convinced by all this fossil business, to be honest. How do we know they're not just making it all up?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Artaxerxes on 7 August, 2013, 3:34
Fed on sea mammals? 260 million years ago? I don't think so! Who edits these things?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Jacques Terreur on 7 August, 2013, 6:52
Fed on sea mammals? 260 million years ago? I don't think so! Who edits these things? uuh, where'd you get THAT From?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Colonel Rhuairidh on 7 August, 2013, 7:16
I do like the slightly surprised look on its face in the artists' expression, mind.
Comment icon #14 Posted by LibGeek on 10 August, 2013, 18:35
Some additional information http://news.discovery.com/animals/sharks/prehistoric-devil-tooth-shark-found-in-arizona-130804.htm
Comment icon #15 Posted by Cherry- on 27 August, 2013, 21:53
When i read the title and sub title, "devil shark" and "devil like horns", that sketch is not what i imagined.. disappointed.. god i got a wide imagination.


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