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Scientists Have Named a 300-Million-Year-Old “Godzilla Shark” That Was First Discovered in New Mexico


With assistance from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS), a team of researchers from multiple institutions has named Dracopristis hoffmanorum, a 6.7-foot-long shark that lived 300 million years ago based on a complete skeleton found in the Manzano Mountains, about 30 miles southwest of Albuquerque.

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