Megalodon was to sharks what an M-1 Abrams is to off-road vehicles.

Yeah, the little one is the Great White

If you ignore the horrible hairdo, you'll see the huge fucking tooth.

Well, I guess you don't have to worry about tooth marks...

Just The Facts

  1. Carcharodon megalodon lived through the Miocene to the Pliocene periods in history.
  2. "Megalodon" means "Big Tooth". I don't think I have to explane why.
  3. A conservative estemate for Megalodon's length is 18 meters.
  4. Originaly believed to be a direct ancestor of the Great White, that theory is now being disputed


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

Be glad he's gone

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.

Mmmm, blubber
Mmmm, Blubber...

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.

a big fucking shark

Have fun sleeping tonight.