Sphyrna gilmorei Leriche 1942 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carcharhiniformes - Sphyrnidae

Alternative combination: Negaprion gilmorei

Full reference: M. Leriche. 1942. Contribution a l'etude des faunes ichthyologiques marines des terrains tertiaires de la plaine cotiere Atlantique et du centre des Etats-Unis. Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France (Nouvelle Serie) 45:1-111

Belongs to Sphyrna according to M. Leriche 1942

See also Ebersole et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Sphyrna americana, Sphyrna denticulata, Sphyrna gibbesii, Sphyrna guinoti, Sphyrna itoriensis, Sphyrna laevissima, Sphyrna lata, Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna magna, Sphyrna media, Sphyrna subserrata, Sphyrna tortilis, Sphyrna zygaena

Type specimen: Its type locality is Melvin, southeast of, which is in a Priabonian marginal marine mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Yazoo Formation of Alabama

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Eocene of United States (11: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina collections)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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