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meaning: "Ancient jagged tooth"
Named By: Casieer in 1960
Time Period: Paleocene
Location: Oceans worldwide, particularly well-known from fossil deposits in the Northern hemisphere
Size: Uncertain
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Elasmobranchii | Lamniformes |

Palaeocarcharodon, also known as the pygmy white shark, is a genus of sharks in the family Cretoxyrhinidae. Palaeocarcharodon orientalis is the only species of this genus. These sharks lived in the Paleocene, from 61.7 to 55.8 Ma.

Read more about Palaeocarcharodon at Wikipedia
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