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meaning: "Shark tooth"
Named By: JeaninPierre Sylvestre de Grateloup in 1840
Time Period: Oligocene-Miocene
Location: Across Europe and North America, possibly also Japan
Size: Uncertain, multiple species are named, but remains can be very fragmentary
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Multiple individuals, but often of very incomplete remains
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Cetacea | Platanistoidea | Squalodontidae |

Squalodon is an extinct genus of whales endemic to Oligocene to Miocene, belonging to the family Squalodontidae. Named by Jean-Pierre Sylvestre de Grateloup in 1840, it was originally believed to be an iguanodontid dinosaur but has since been reclassified. The name Squalodon comes from Squalus, a genus of shark. As a result, its name means "shark tooth."

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