†family Otodontidae (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

Parent taxon: Lamniformes according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Boessenecker 2016, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Herman 1975 and Szabo et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Anacoracidae, Archaeolamnidae, Carchariidae, Carchariolamna, Cardabiodontidae, Cetorhinidae, Cretoxyrhinidae, Eoptolamnidae, Hispidaspis, Isurolamna, Lamnidae, Megachasmidae, Microcorax, Odontaspididae, Palaeocarcharias, Paranomotodon, Pseudocarcharidae, Pseudocarchariidae

Subtaxa: Carcharocles Cretalamna Dwardius Megalolamna Megaselachus Otodus Palaeocarcharodon Parotodus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: South Carolina collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Japan (1), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Antigua and Barbuda (1), Australia (5), Ecuador (2), Italy (8), Libya (1), Mexico (3), New Zealand (2), Portugal (1), South Africa (2), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (4), United States (11: California, Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Argentina (1), Chile (3), Cuba (1), United States (2: California)

• Neogene of Barbados (1), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (2), Madagascar (1), Nigeria (1), South Pacific (1), United States (2: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (7), Austria (9), Belgium (1), Brazil (3), Brunei Darussalam (2), Chile (1), Colombia (4), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (1), Cyprus (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (1), France (9), Germany (3), Greece (1), Grenada (1), India (3), Italy (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (23), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (6), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (5), Panama (27), Peru (16), Poland (2), Portugal (4), Puerto Rico (1), Slovakia (3), South Africa (2), Spain (5), Turkey (1), United States (52: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene of Australia (7), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Japan (2), New Zealand (2), United States (4: California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (15), Germany (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Nigeria (4), Senegal (1), Togo (1), United States (5: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (3)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Maryland)

• Paleocene of Kazakhstan (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (1), India (1), Kazakhstan (1), Sweden (5), United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 352 collections including 378 occurrences

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