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Speleologist divers reported that 15 dental pieces were found in the Xoc cenote of the Cholul police station that could correspond to the megalodon family
At least 13 prehistoric shark teeth were found by caving divers in the Xoc cenote of the Cholul police station.
Among the walls of the cenote was the presence of fossilized shark teeth that could correspond to the family of megalodons , giant prehistoric sharks that lived millions of years ago.
The speleologist divers who participated in the expedition: Kay Vilchis and Erick Sosa, reported that in their entirety they found 15 dental pieces with different shapes and sizes. They are currently in shelter to study them in depth.
Speleologist Kay Vilchis Zapata gave details of the finding to the Excelsior:
We go looking at the wall and suddenly I saw that there was a little, I approach and see that it was a tooth that in particular, which was the first, apparently was saw shark; the pieces that were found are of possible megalodon shark, mako shark and saw shark, which are of the temporality of pliocene and Miocene from 2.6 million years to 23 million years ”.
The discoverers detailed that according to their morphology and a superficial analysis, it is likely that 13 of these teeth belonged to sharks of the families of megalodones, makos and sierra, who lived millions of years ago.
Caver Erick Sosa highlighted the interesting thing about this finding.
It is an indicator of what there is already literature about this, nothing else comes to confirm what is already there, what wildlife inhabited millions of years ago here, when this was sea; the elements that have been found in the archaeological part; already the sub-direction of underwater archeology intervened the anthropologist and physicist Salvador Estrada came to make a photogrammetric survey and there are some first results of that investigation.
This finding is the second of its kind in a cenote of a community in Mérida; The first was in the cave of the Kambul cenote , a few years ago.
The Xoc cenote is believed to be the third largest flooded cave in the municipality of Mérida, approximately 620 meters long and 28 meters deep.