First in situ documentation of a fossil tooth of the megatooth shark Otodus (Megaselachus) megalodon from the deep sea in the Pacific Ocean
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In this short communication, we describe the first reported case of an in-situ observation and subsequent sampling of a fossil Otodus megalodon tooth from a deep-sea locality in the Pacific Ocean (14.11332°N, 167.39357°W; 3090 m depth). The additional documentation of its location prior to collection allows for tentative conclusions on surrounding factors leading to its current state, such as sedimentation rate and manganese encrusting.
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Pollerspöck, Jürgen, Danielle Cares, David A. Ebert, Katherine S. Kelley, Robert Pockalny, Rebecca S. Robinson, Daniel Wagner, and Nicolas Straube. "First in situ documentation of a fossil tooth of the megatooth shark Otodus (Megaselachus) megalodon from the deep sea in the Pacific Ocean." Historical Biology (2023). doi: 10.1080/08912963.2023.2291771.