Rhincodon Smith 1829 (whale shark)

Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Rhincodontidae

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

See also Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Jordan 1963, Purdy et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Palaeorhincodon

Subtaxa: Rhincodon typus

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Ecology: nektonic suspension feeder


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

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), United States (2: Delaware, North Carolina)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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