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Explorers find the shark head preserved in a Kentucky cave that dates back more than 300 million years.

A huge fossilized shark head dating back some 300 million years ago has been discovered on the walls of a Kentucky cave.

Experts believe it belonged to a Saivodus striatus, which lived between 340 and 330 million years during the last geological period of Mississippi.

The well-preserved head shows the skull of the creatures, the lower jaw, the cartilage and several teeth.

Depending on the size, the team believes that the animal was similar in size to our modern white shark.

The ancient shark head was discovered in Mammoth Cave National Park, located in Kentucky, which is the oldest known cave system on Earth, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

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A huge fossilized shark head dating back some 300 million years ago has been discovered on the walls of a Kentucky cave. Experts believe it belonged to a Saivodus striatus, which lived between 340 and 330 million years during the last geological period of Mississippi.

A huge fossilized shark head dating back some 300 million years ago has been discovered on the walls of a Kentucky cave. Experts believe it belonged to a Saivodus striatus, which lived between 340 and 330 million years during the last geological period of Mississippi.

He was first seen in a fossil treasure by Mammoth Cave specialists Rick Olson and Rick Toomey, who sent images of their findings to Vincent Santucci, the principal paleontologist of the National Park Service in Washington, DC, to help them Identify fossils

But it was paleontologist John-Paul Hodnett who made the discovery exciting.

“A set of photos showed a number of shark teeth associated with large sections of fossilized cartilage, suggesting that there could be a shark skeleton preserved in the cave,” he told the Journal.

The head was well preserved in the cave and the team could distinguish the shark’s skull, lower jaw, cartilage and numerous teeth.

The well-preserved head shows the skull of the creatures, the lower jaw, the cartilage and several teeth. Depending on the size, the team believes that the animal was similar in size to our modern white shark.

The well-preserved head shows the skull of the creatures, the lower jaw, the cartilage and several teeth. Depending on the size, the team believes that the animal was similar in size to our modern white shark.

The well-preserved head shows the skull of the creatures, the lower jaw, the cartilage and several teeth. Depending on the size, the team believes that the animal was similar in size to our modern white shark.

The head showed numerous detailed teeth of the ancient shark.

The head showed numerous detailed teeth of the ancient shark.

The head showed numerous detailed teeth of the ancient shark.

The team found the fossilized head preserved in the cave wall.

The team found the fossilized head preserved in the cave wall.

The team found the fossilized head preserved in the cave wall.

Based on these characteristics, Hodnett believes that the shark was the size of a great modern target.

Mammoth Cave National Park is home to a treasure of ancient fossils: so far more than 10,000 species of sharks have been discovered.

“We just scratched the surface,” said Hodnett. “But it is already showing that Mammoth Cave has a rich record of fossil sharks.”

A discovery like this is very rare, since cartilage does not usually survive fossilization.

However, shark teeth are commonly found, since they are made of bone and enamel, so they are easy to preserve.

The remains of the ancient animal are found in Mammoth Cave National Park (pictured), which houses the oldest known cave system on Earth, one that spans more than 400 miles.

The remains of the ancient animal are found in Mammoth Cave National Park (pictured), which houses the oldest known cave system on Earth, one that spans more than 400 miles.

The remains of the ancient animal are found in Mammoth Cave National Park (pictured), which houses the oldest known cave system on Earth, one that spans more than 400 miles.

Hodnett said the teeth and dorsal fins of other shark species are also exposed on the roof and walls of the cave.

“We just scratched the surface,” said Hodnett. “But it is already showing that Mammoth Cave has a rich record of fossil sharks.”

A separate exudation found teeth that they believed belonged to the largest prehistoric shark that lived more than 2.5 million years ago.

The discovery was made by divers in an interior sink in central Mexico that supports the theories of anthropologists that the city of Maderia was once under the sea.

Fifteen dental fossils were found in total and thirteen of them are believed to belong to three different species of sharks, including a megalodon that existed more than 2.5 million years ago.

According to the researchers involved, an initial examination of the thirteen shark dental fossils and their size and shape revealed that they could have belonged to the prehistoric and extinct species of the megalodon shark (Carcharocles megalodon), the mackerel shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) and the mountain shark , the last two of which are not extinct.

Hodnett said that the teeth (pictured) and dorsal fins of other shark species are also exposed on the roof and walls of the cave.

Hodnett said that the teeth (pictured) and dorsal fins of other shark species are also exposed on the roof and walls of the cave.

Hodnett said that the teeth (pictured) and dorsal fins of other shark species are also exposed on the roof and walls of the cave.

A discovery like this is very rare, since cartilage does not usually survive fossilization. However, shark teeth are commonly found, since they are made of bone and enamel, so they are easy to preserve.

A discovery like this is very rare, since cartilage does not usually survive fossilization. However, shark teeth are commonly found, since they are made of bone and enamel, so they are easy to preserve.

A discovery like this is very rare, since cartilage does not usually survive fossilization. However, shark teeth are commonly found, since they are made of bone and enamel, so they are easy to preserve.

The remains of the ancient animal are found in Mammoth Cave National Park, which is located in the southwest region of Ken

The remains of the ancient animal are found in Mammoth Cave National Park, which is located in the southwest region of Ken

The remains of the ancient animal are found in Mammoth Cave National Park, which is located in the southwest region of Ken

The fossils belong to the Pleiocene period, the time in the geological time scale that extended from 5 million to 2.5 million years ago, and the Miocene, an earlier geological time that extended between 23 and 5 million years ago.

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