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Megalon Teeth Not The Strongest Shape

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Scientists expected meg teeth to be adapted to large lateral forces but found that when size was removed as a factor, other Megatooth sharks had better tooth shapes for handling the stresses. Done with finite element analysis. 

 

https://phys.org/news/2021-01-reveals-teeth-functioned-evolved-giant.html

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Corresponding paper:

 

Ballell, A., Ferrón, H.G. (2021). Biomechanical insights into the dentition of megatooth sharks (Lamniformes: Otodontidae). Sci Rep 11(1232).

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-80323-z

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