|“||For almost 50 million years, there was nothing around to eat the sharks.||„|
| — Allen|
in Big Blue Killer Whale
Physogaleus is a genus of very small prehistoric shark that originated during the Eocene period.
Era & DiscoveryEdit
Physogaleus lived during the Eocene to Miocene epoch, over 36 to 15 million years ago. They were one of the apex predators of their time and region. It was first discovered in 1849.
Physogaleus was a small shark, measuring about 6 feet (2 m) long. Additionally, it was also said to have teeth that strongly resemble the teeth of a tiger shark.
Behavior & TraitsEdit
These sharks hunted fish in the open ocean and also often lived in mangroves, where they ate Apidium, but were too small to attack creatures like a Moeritherium. However, these sharks were prey animals for the larger Basilosaurus.