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Rare, nearly complete fossil reveals ‘giant among Jurassic sharks’ – CNET

A absolute unit from ancient times.



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This illustration shows what the hybodontiform shark Asteracanthus might have looked like, along with silhouettes showing the shark next to a person for scale.
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Sharks tend to be much harder to find preserved in fossil form than their bony dinosaur buddies. Shark cartilage breaks down, which is one reason a spectacular shark fossil found in Bavarian limestone is worthy of celebration. It’s big, it’s nearly complete and it’s a rare window into the sharky side of…

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