APEX PREDATOR SPOTLIGHT – OTODUS OBLIQUUS

Fossilized teeth of Cretolamna measuring .75 inches. Compare to a pristine 3.5” Otodus tooth. Note the similarity to the smaller Cretolamna teeth. Left image credit: By Hectonichus - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40244563 Right image credit: Max Hawthorne. From the author’s private collection.

APEX PREDATOR SPOTLIGHT – OTODUS OBLIQUUS

Otodus obliquus was a large, macropredatory mackerel shark that lived from the Paleocene to the Miocene Epoch, approximately 40-60 mya. Although nowhere near as well-known as its… Read more »

Temnodontosaurus Ichthyosaur intermedium showing tooth damage. From author Max Hawthorne's private collection.

Love and War among Ichthyosaurs – How aggressive were “Fish Lizards”?

Just how mean and nasty were Ichthyosaurs, the most fusiform of marine reptiles, especially when it came to their own kind? And was any inter-species aggression related… Read more »