Megalodon was to sharks what an M-1 Abrams is to off-road vehicles.
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (Animals with spines)
Class: Chondrichtheys (fish with cartalige instead of bones)
Order: Lamniforms (specific type of sharks)
Family: Disputed: Lamnidae or Otodontidae
Genus: Disputed: Carcharodon or Carcharocles
Species: C. megalodon
Carcharodon megalodon, better known a simply "Megalodon", is, simply put, a huge fucking shark. Bigger and nastyier than anything swimming in the prehistoric oceans of the Miocene to the Pliocene periods, the "Big Tooth" shark spent 16 Million years as king of sea. This fella was so big that scientists believe that the main staple of it's diet were prehistoric whales.
While prehistoric land animals were still figuring out how to grow proper body parts, the Megalodon was already a perfect killer, built for speed and scilence in the depths of the Miocene ocean. Reaching up to 20 meters (62 feet) in length, the Megalodon dwarfed its decendant Great White by more than 16 meters (42 feet). With teeth the size of hubcaps and an appitite to match, the Megalodon was what the prehistoric creatures of nightmare had nightmares about.
SWIM AWAY SWIM AWAY!
Have fun sleeping tonight.