Odontaspis verticalis Agassiz 1843 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combinations: Carcharias verticalis, Lamna (Odontaspis) verticalis, Lamna verticalis

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, Cassier 1966, Hay 1902, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and White 1956

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

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (4 collections), United States (1: Alabama)

• Paleocene of United States (2: Maryland, Mississippi)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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