This week scientists have been able to confirm that a fossil of a shark that was found in New Mexico is a new species. The shark lived 300 million years ago, and measuring 6.7 feet long with two 2.5-foot spines on its back, it was informally called the Godzilla shark. Now that it is confirmed that the shark is a new species, it has received a scientific name. The scientific name is Dracopristis hoffmanorum, which means Hoffman’s Dragon Shark. It was named in honor of the family who owns the land where the fossil was found.