So how big is Megalodon really?

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So how big is Megalodon really?

Postby Andrewsaurchus101 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:27 am

So how big is megalodon really? No awsomebro sizes of 100 feet long. But serious sizes.
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Re: So how big is Megalodon really?

Postby Merking » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:49 am

Here is a complete fossil of Megalodon, I think this should be about the average size?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Megalodon_shell.JPG
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Re: So how big is Megalodon really?

Postby ProjectMammoth » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:05 am

all that i can tell you is that they got 30 ft plus. the one my tooth came off of was probably around 30 ft long.
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Re: So how big is Megalodon really?

Postby Andrewsaurchus101 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:19 pm

ProjectMammoth wrote:all that i can tell you is that they got 30 ft plus. the one my tooth came off of was probably around 30 ft long.


yeah, I'd say 50ft is probably about as big as the get.

Merking wrote:Here is a complete fossil of Megalodon, I think this should be about the average size?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Megalodon_shell.JPG


Seems legit.
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Re: So how big is Megalodon really?

Postby Edaphosaurus » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:26 pm

As far as I know the largest specimen indicated an animal just short of 18 metres, but an average adult was about 12-14 metres
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Re: So how big is Megalodon really?

Postby Andrewsaurchus101 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:34 pm

Edaphosaurus wrote:As far as I know the largest specimen indicated an animal just short of 18 metres, but an average adult was about 12-14 metres


that seem's accurate.
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Re: So how big is Megalodon really?

Postby Monolophosaurus » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:32 pm

I'd say 17 meters probably. 13-15 on average.
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