Sphyrna prisca Agassiz 1843 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae

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

Belongs to Sphyrna according to A. S. Woodward 1889

See also Agassiz 1843 and Eastman 1904

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

Subtaxa: Sphyrna prisca eastmani

View classification

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Cuba (1), Egypt (1), Madagascar (1), United States (4: Maryland)

• Eocene of Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.