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Cooper, J. A., Pimiento, C., Ferrón, H. G., & Benton, M. J. (2020). Body dimensions of the extinct giant shark Otodus megalodon: a 2D reconstruction. Scientific Reports, 10(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71387-y https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71387-y

Inferring the size of extinct animals is fraught with danger, especially when they were much larger than their modern relatives. Such extrapolations are particularly risky when allometry is present. The extinct giant shark †Otodus megalodon is known almost exclusively from fossilised teeth. Estimate…