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Tiger Shark,Scapanorhynchus texanus(extinct),Bigeye thresher shark,Shortfin mako shark,Hybodus(extinct),Oceanic whitetip shark,Carcharocles Chubutensis(extinct),Stethacanthus(extinct),Leptostyrax macrorhiza(extinct),Sandbar shark,Edestus Giganteus(extinct),Cardabiodon Ricki(extinct),Blacktip reef shark,Orthacanthus(extinct),Cretolamna(extinct),Pelagic thresher shark,Parotodus Benedeni(extinct),Common thresher shark,Helicoprion Bessonovi(extinct),Spinner shark,Carcharocles Auriculatus(extinct),Great hammerhead shark,Goblin shark,Squalicorax(extinct),Otodus Obliquus(extinct),Smalltooth Sandtiger Shark,Pacific sleeper shark,Parahelicoprion Clerci(extinct),Dusky shark,Silky shark,Leopard shark,Carcharocles megalodon(extinct),Copper shark,Blacktip shark,Basking shark,Giant Thresher Shark(extinct),Megamouth shark,Blue shark,Caribbean Reef shark,Lemon shark, Carcharocles Angustidens(extinct),Cretoxyrhina Mantelli(extinct),Whale shark,Longfin mako shark,Cosmopolitodus hastalis(extinct),Nurse shark,Greenland shark,Bull shark,Ptychodus mortoni(extinct),Sandtiger shark and Great white shark.


1. Carcharocles Megalodon (40 - 60 ft)
2. Parahelicoprion Clerci (40 ft)
3. Carcharocles Chubutensis (40 ft)
4. Otodus Obliquus (30 - 40 ft)
5. Whale Shark (30 - 40 ft)
6. Giant Thresher Shark (42 ft)
7. Carcharocles Angustidens (33 ft)
8. Ptychodus Mortoni (33 ft)
9. Basking Shark (20 - 33 ft)
10. Carcharocles Auriculatus (31 ft)
11. Leptostyrax macrorhiza (30 ft)
12. Parotodus Benedeni (25 - 30 ft)
13. Cosmopolitodus Hastalis (26 ft)
14. Helicoprion Bessonovi  (24.6 ft)
15. Cretoxyrhina Mantelli (23 ft)
16. Edestus Giganteus (20 ft)
17. Great White Shark (15-16 ft, max 20 ft)
18. Greenland Shark (15-16 ft, max 21 ft ??)
19. Cardabiodon Ricki (18 ft)


(Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Evidence for the existence of sharks dates from 450–420 million years ago, before land vertebrates existed and before many plants had colonized the continents.Since then, sharks have diversified into over 500 species. They range in size from the small dwarf lanternshark (Etmopterus perryi), a deep sea species of only 17 centimetres (6.7 in) in length, to the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), the largest fish in the world, which reaches
approximately 12 metres (40 ft) in length.

The first fish appeared around 510 million years ago.These were armored jawless fishes known as ostracoderms. And then came the sharks either 455 or 425 million years ago. Dinosaurs didn’t appear until about 230 million years ago. Mammals first appeared around that same time. The first human-like animal, or hominid, dates to about 4.5 million years ago, but modern humans only date back perhaps 60,000 years. And recorded civilization has lasted only about 5,000 years. That means sharks have existed 100 times longer than hominids and 3 times longer than dinosaurs (or twice as long as dinosaurs if we include birds).

Sharks are some of the legendary animals to have existed on Earth.They saw the vicious aquatic reptiles like pliosaurs and mosasaurs and going on to become the "apex predators" of the world's oceans.The earliest sharks were small and also the most weird looking. Over time,some of the sharks became bigger.Especially one shark,Carcharocles megalodon which became more massive and a fearsome killing machine.It was the most powerful predator that the world have ever seen.


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ArthropodMan's avatar
Helicorpion and Parahelicorpion are not sharks. They are holocephalians, which puts them closer to ratfish.
zillatigre's avatar
Dang. And some people think the whale shark is the largest shark ever. Its dwarfed by almost all of the extinct sharks.
ElSqiubbonator's avatar
That's debatable. No one is sure how large the largest whale shark ever was; there are some records of individuals passing the 50-foot mark, which would make them about the same size as an average Megalodon.
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Liopurodon4x's avatar
By giant theresher you mean alopias grandis. If so i actually created its wikipedia page.
SameerPrehistorica's avatar
Yes, it is alopias grandis.
Juliefan21's avatar
Can you do rays someday, including the manta ray, southern stingray, and spotted eagle ray.
Goldham92's avatar
that's a lot of species ^^
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