What caused this massive megalodon’s mega-toothache?

The giant, extinct megalodon shark ruled the seas millions of years ago, but even this fearsome ocean-eater wasn’t immune to dental problems.

Recent analysis by a megalodon (Otodus megalodon) tooth with a rare anomaly – a groove down the middle – suggests the tooth deformity may be tracing its roots to an injury to the basking shark’s jaw, possibly caused by prey fighting back. In an illustration depicting a possible encounter, a fish pierces the jaws of the pursuing predator with its sharp beak, which may have set the stage for the megalodon to grow a cloven tooth.

https://www.livescience.com/megalodon-toothache What caused this massive megalodon’s mega-toothache?

Russell Falcon

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