Historical shark species named after Namco’s Galaga

Historical shark species named after Namco’s Galaga

See that beastie within the image above? That is a newly-discovered species of shark paleontologists imagine existed nearly 70 million years in the past. The ocean creature was found after its enamel had been discovered embedded in sedimentary rock, left over from the dig that uncovered the well-known Tyrannosaurus Rex “SUE,” now on show in Chicago’s Area Museum.

However what does this should do with video video games? Effectively, it seems that these tiny shark molars look fairly much like the courageous little ship in Namco’s 1981 arcade Galaga. Thus, it was determined that the prehistoric shark could be named “Galagadon.” Although that is fairly a monstrous title, the shark is suspected to have solely been about 18 inches in size.

Ancient shark species named after Namco's Galaga screenshot