domenica 3 aprile 2016

# s-evol: then it became extinct

<< The largest  shark  in  the  history  of  the  planetCarcharocles  megalodonlived  between  23  million  and  2.6 million  years  ago,  reaching  body  lengths  of  up  to  18  meters  and  probably  feeding  on  marine  mammals. Then  it  became  extinct. >>

<< The  giant  shark became  extinct  because  the  diversity  of  its  prey  decreased  and  new  predators  appeared  as  competitors. >>

Catalina Pimiento, Bruce J. MacFadden, et al. Geographical distribution patterns of Carcharocles megalodon over time reveal clues about extinction mechanisms. Journal  of  Biogeography. 30 Mar 2016, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12754.

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