Alopias Rafinesque 1810 (thresher shark)

Chondrichthyes - Odontaspidida - Alopiidae

Parent taxon: Alopiidae according to L. V. Compagno 2005

See also Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Herman 1975, Kent 2018, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxon: Vulpecula

Subtaxa: Alopias latidens Alopias macrourus Alopias palatasi Alopias superciliosus Alopias vulpinus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: California, South Carolina collections)

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

• Neogene of Madagascar (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), France (3), India (2), Japan (2), Malta (4), Mexico (2), Panama (5), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (6: Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (2), France (1), United States (2: California, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (17), India (1), Jordan (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: Alabama, Louisiana), Western Sahara (2)

Total: 66 collections including 73 occurrences

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