Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae

Alternative combinations: Lamna appendiculata, Lamna appendiculatus, Otodus appendiculatus

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome III (livr. 15-16). Imprimérie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel 157-390

Belongs to Cretolamna according to G. R. Case 1979

See also Agassiz 1843, Applegate 1970, Applegate and Espinosa-Arrubarrena 1996, Case and Schwimmer 1988, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Cretolamna biauriculata, Cretolamna serrata

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of France (1 collection), United States (2: Maryland, New Jersey)

• Eocene of United States (1: Virginia)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2), United States (3: California, New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), the Congo-Brazzaville (1), Egypt (4), France (4), Israel (1), Japan (2), Jordan (2), Madagascar (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (2), Sweden (1), Syria (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (43: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 78 collections each including a single occurrence

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