• Three times as long as a great white 
  • 80 000 kg (around eight times as heavy as a T-Rex)
  • Teeth similar to Great White teeth
  • Once believed to be closely related to the Great White (order Carcharodon)
  • now believed to be distantly related due to differences in striations on teeth
  • Extinction possibly due to reduction in whale population
Artist's rendition
Drawing by Stefan Grambart (
copyright Stefan Grambart, 1999