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Stethacanthus by hontor Stethacanthus by hontor
Stethacanthus is an extinct genus of shark which lived in the Early Carboniferous epoch, around 360 million years ago. Fossils have been found in Europe and North America.

Stethacanthus was around 70 centimetres (2.3 ft) long, and in many respects, had a typical shark-like appearance. However, it is best known for its unusually shaped dorsal fin, which resembled an anvil or ironing board. Small spikes (enlarged versions of the dermal denticles commonly covering shark skin) covered this crest, and the shark's head as well. The crest may have played a role in mating rituals, or used to frighten potential predators.

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RoxieDarkStar7 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cooooooooooool!!! :squee::squee::squee:
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Angelic1994Demon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh cool. i didnt know that. really good job as always :D
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NicoleEirin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sweet and cool shark
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DelitescentCalm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I like the scientific background. Great work on this one, as on all your other creations.
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Oh wow, this is so cool!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In a few thousand years some archaeologist is going to find this and say, "Evidently these animals were present on the earth long enough to be seen by ancient man."
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this one too! Beautifully done~
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FirstSarge Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Writer
This is an incredible piece. I hope this is not crass, but is it for sale?
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hontor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes) [link]
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Farbjous Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Or been a great boot cleaner.
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