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Croatian man finds huge prehistoric shark’s tooth

A Croatian man who was searching for shells in his local Kupa river found more than he bargained for, when he came across an enormous prehistoric shark’s tooth.

A megalodon shark tooth on display at Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, Ocean City, Maryland.
A megalodon shark tooth on display at Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, Ocean City, Maryland. Image by Ryan Somma / CC BY-SA 2.0

The fossilised tooth belonged to a megalodon shark, which prowled the seas approximately 16 to 2.6 million years ago and measured up to 18 metres long, several times larger than a modern great white shark. Read more: dailymail.co.uk