Hunting Down an Ancient 'Buzzsaw Killer': The Helicoprion
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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. (0:21)

  • 2

    See a 3D-printed model of the helicoprion's jaws and tooth whorl: (1:18)

  • 3

    Little wear has been found on fossilized helicoprion teeth, suggesting that they ate boneless prey such as squid. (1:50)

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