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Thursday, 28 February 2013

25 Foot Long "Chainsaw" Shark Reconstructed

25 Foot Long "Chainsaw" Shark Reconstructed

The terrifying 25 foot long prehistoric shark with a 'spiral'
of teeth that worked like a CHAINSAW (Helicoprion had a
conveyor belt of jagged teeth that spiralled out of its lower
jaw and ripped prey to shreds), Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2284888/The-terrifying-25-foot-long-prehistoric-shark-spiral-teeth-worked-like-CHAINSAW.html

Prehistoric ghost shark Helicoprion's spiral-toothed jaw
explained, Scientific American, Feb 27, 2013
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2013/02/27/prehistoric-ghost-shark-helicoprions-spiral-toothed-jaw-explained/

Helicoprion: Scientists solve mysteries of ancient 'shark'
with spiral-toothed jaw, PhysOrg, February 27, 2013
http://phys.org/news/2013-02-helicoprion-scientists-mysteries-ancient-shark.html

The paper is:

Tapanila, L., J. Pruitt, A. Pradel, C. D. Wilga, J. B. Ramsay,
R. Schlader, and D. A. Didier, 2013, Jaws for a spiral-tooth
whorl: CT images reveal novel adaptation and phylogeny
in fossil Helicoprion. Biology Letters, vol. 9, no. 2,
article 20130057. http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/9/2/20130057.full.pdf+html

Yours,

Paul H.