Palaeocarcharodon, also known as the pygmy white shark, is a genus of shark within the family Otodontidae that lived about 61.7 to 55.8 Ma during the Paleocene. It currently contains contains a sole species P. orientalis.
The teeth of Palaeocarcharodon are triangular, labio-lingually compressed, with quite irregular serrations and serrate lateral cusplets. Some authors have proposed this species as the predecessor of the current white shark (Great White-Carcharodon carcharias) and the great Carcharodon megalodon. The serrations in its edges are very similar to the ones that would later acquire the Great White Shark. However, the serrations of the Paleocarcharodon are very irregular, while those of the great white are quite homogeneous.
Among all the different types of palaeocarcharodon that we have, you can enjoy the following collections: