Isurus Agassiz 1843 (mako shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Full reference: L. Agassiz. 1843. Recherches Sur Les Poissons Fossiles. Tome I (livr. 18). Imprimerie de Petitpierre, Neuchatel xxxii-188

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

See also Applegate 1970, Bendix-Almgreen 1983, Case 1981, Cione and Reguero 1994, Deraniyagala 1969, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Herman 1975, Jordan 1925, Jordan 1963, Jordan and Gilbert 1919, Kent 2018, Kumar and Loyal 1987, Marsili et al. 2007, Martin 1996, Miller 1967, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond and Jones 1981, Vicens and Rodríguez-Perea 2003 and Weiler 1938

Sister taxa: Alopecias, Carcharodon, Corax, Exoles, Lamna, Oxyprinichthys, Plectrostoma, Selanonius

Subtaxa: Isurus desori Isurus escheri Isurus leptodon Isurus oxyrinchus Isurus praecursor Isurus smithii Isurus spallanzani Isurus tumulus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Japan (3), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Australia (3), Italy (2), Japan (1), Libya (1), Mexico (3), Spain (3), United States (5: California, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (3), South Africa (2), United States (1: California)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1)

• Miocene of Australia (5), Austria (2), Brazil (3), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (2), France (6), Germany (1), Grenada (3), India (8), Italy (1), Japan (16), Malta (5), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (1), Panama (4), Peru (5), Portugal (3), Slovakia (2), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (19: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (3), France (1), Hungary (1), Japan (2), the Netherlands (3), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Antarctica (5), Australia (1), Chile (1), Egypt (3), Germany (1), India (2), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Mexico (1), Togo (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (9: Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of South Africa (1), Sweden (2), United States (4: New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 185 collections including 227 occurrences

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