Carcharocles chubutensis Agassiz 1843 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

Alternative combination: Carcharodon subauriculatus

Synonyms: Carcharodon chubutensis Ameghino 1901, Carcharodon polygurus Agassiz 1843, Carcharodon polygyrus Agassiz 1843

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

Belongs to Carcharocles according to W. Landini et al. 2019

See also Agassiz 1843, Aguilera and de Aguilera 2004, Applegate and Espinosa-Arrubarrena 1996, Chapman and Cudmore 1924, Clark 1895, Kent 2018, Marsili et al. 2007, Pimiento et al. 2013 and Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Carcharocles rectus, Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of Brazil (3 collections), Colombia (1), Italy (1), Panama (5), Peru (1), United States (3: Delaware, Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Peru (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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