Carcharias cuspidatus Agassiz 1843 (sand shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combinations: Araloselachus cuspidata, Carcharias (Odontaspis) cuspidata, Carcharias cuspidata, Lamna cuspidata, Odontaspis (Synodontaspis) cuspidata, Odontaspis cuspidata, Synodontaspis cuspidata

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

Belongs to Carcharias according to B. W. Kent 2018

See also Agassiz 1843, Case 1981, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Ciobanu 1977, Eastman 1904, Leriche 1942, Marsili et al. 2007, Purdy et al. 2001, Szabo et al. 2017 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Carcharias (Odontaspis), Carcharias aculeatus, Carcharias acutissima, Carcharias acutus, Carcharias antiquus, Carcharias brachyurus, Carcharias clavatus, Carcharias collata, Carcharias eocaenus, Carcharias gibbesii, Carcharias gustrowensis, Carcharias incidens, Carcharias melanopterus, Carcharias morricei, Carcharias reticulata, Carcharias striatula, Carcharias taurus, Carcharias tenuis

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Taiwan (1 collection), United States (1: Georgia)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Austria (4), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (3), Italy (2), Japan (1), the Netherlands (1), Poland (2), Portugal (2), Slovakia (4), Spain (6), United States (9: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (3), Hungary (1), the Netherlands (2), Romania (2), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Australia (3), Germany (1), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: Georgia, Maryland, Virginia)

• Paleocene of United States (5: Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of United States (5: Delaware, Maryland)

Total: 75 collections including 77 occurrences

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