Open in the curiosity app
Share the knowledge!

Hunting Down an Ancient 'Buzzsaw Killer': The Helicoprion

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Many helicoprion lived in the Phosphoria Sea, which covered what is now southeastern Idaho. 00:21

  2. See a 3D-printed model of the helicoprion's jaws and tooth whorl: 01:18

  3. Little wear has been found on fossilized helicoprion teeth, suggesting that they ate boneless prey such as squid. 01:50

Announcement: the Curiosity Podcast is finally here! Subscribe on iTunes here, Google Play Music here and add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast player. If you love it please consider leaving us a review.

Advertisement
Explore Related Subjects
Meat
Music History
Noses
Space Telescope