About Squatina squatina
Age and Distribution
This Squatina squatina fossil tooth is from the Pliocene of Belgium. This shark lived approximately 33-2,6 million years ago. We know that this shark species is wide spread over the world and today is found in temperate waters.
S. squatina co-inhabited the sea with other sharks like the monster shark Megalodon: (Otodus megalodon), Megamouth shark (Megachasma cf pelagios), Sleeper shark aka Greenland shark: (Somniosus microcephalus), Basking shark: (Cetorhinus maximus) and many more sharks. Besides sharks other animals swam in these waters like: bony fish, rays, birds and marine mammals like toothed whales, dolphins and seals.
About the Squatina squatina