Odontaspis macrota Agassiz 1843 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combinations: Lamna macrota, Odontaspis (Synodontaspis) macrotus, Otodus macrotus

Synonyms: Lamna elegans Agassiz 1843, Odontaspis elegans Agassiz 1843

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

Belongs to Odontaspis according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Agassiz 1843, Alessandri 1896, Bohm 1926, Cassier 1966, Clark 1895, Eastman 1904, Thurmond and Jones 1981, White 1956 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Lamna (Odontaspis) bronnii, Lamna (Odontaspis) dubia, Lamna (Odontaspis) duplex, Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis, Lamna (Odontaspis) rhaphiodon, Lamna (Odontaspis) subulata, Odontaspis actutissima, Odontaspis acutissima, Odontaspis bicarinatus, Odontaspis bronni, Odontaspis contortidens, Odontaspis crassidens, Odontaspis exilis, Odontaspis ferox, Odontaspis hopei, Odontaspis incurva, Odontaspis malletiana, Odontaspis robusta, Odontaspis sanguinei, Odontaspis verticalis, Odontaspis vorax, Odontaspis winkleri

Subtaxa: Odontaspis macrota semistriata

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Miocene of Japan (1), Slovakia (1), United States (1: Maryland)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of Namibia (1), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (27), United States (8: Alabama, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia)

• Paleocene of United States (10: Alabama, Maryland, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: North Dakota)

Total: 53 collections each including a single occurrence

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