Sphyrna americana Leriche 1942 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae

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

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Ashley River (Miocene Marl), which is in a Miocene marine marl in South Carolina

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Ashley River (Miocene Marl)

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