Angustidens (above left)
Charcharocles Angustidens was
around approximately 20 to 25
million years ago and had teeth almost 5 inches in slant length. Its teeth are distinguishable by the fact it had a fully serrated
narrow crown when compared to its length. It also had extremely pronounced
side cusps with a well defined center serration on each one (almost like
each side cusp has its own tip). Angustidens is considered by many to be
the first true ancestor of Megalodon with the Genus - Charcharocles.
Chubutensis (above center)
Charcharocles Chubutensis is a
controversial term used to describe the evolution of the species as it
transitioned from Charcarocles Angustidens to Charcharocles Megalodon. There
are many who do not believe it to be an actual species, but rather just the
early version of the Megalodon. I, however; believe it to be its own
lived approximately 18 to 20
million years ago and had teeth up to 5 inches. Its teeth are similar
to that of Angustidens, but with slight differences. They had a fully
serrated, but wider, crown when compared to Angustidens. It also had
developed side cusps, but with a weaker cusp center serration, and in some cases
no defined center serration at all, just a rounded side cusp.
Charcharocles Megalodon evolved about 20 million years ago. Many experts believe
that this amazing beast grew to over 65 feet in length and weighed over 25
produced teeth up to 7 inches when measured along the slant length.