Lamna twiggsensis Case 1981 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Full reference: G. R. Case. 1981. Late Eocene Selachians from South-Central Georgia. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 176(Lfg. 1-3):52-79

Belongs to Lamna according to G. R. Case 1981

Sister taxa: Lamna acuminata, Lamna affinis, Lamna apiculata, Lamna barnitzkei, Lamna bronnii, Lamna clavata, Lamna complanata, Lamna compressa, Lamna cornubicus, Lamna crassa, Lamna crassidens, Lamna denticulata, Lamna divergens, Lamna lata, Lamna lerichei, Lamna macrorhiza, Lamna manitobensis, Lamna marginalis, Lamna mediavia, Lamna mudgei, Lamna ornata, Lamna quinquelateralis, Lamna rupeliensis, Lamna serra, Lamna sulcata, Lamna trigonata, Lamna vincenti

Type specimen: USNM 32506, a tooth. Its type locality is Huber Kaolin Quarry, which is in an Eocene marine horizon in the Jacksonian Formation of Georgia.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Huber Kaolin Quarry

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