Otodus Agassiz 1843 (mackerel shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

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

Parent taxon: Otodontidae according to J. Herman 1975

See also Cvancara and Hoganson 1993, Eastman 1904, Jordan 1963, Sepkoski 2002 and Szabo et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Carcharocles, Cretalamna, Dwardius, Megalolamna, Megaselachus, Palaeocarcharodon, Parotodus

Subtaxa: Otodus apiculatus Otodus isoelicus Otodus koerti Otodus lanceolatus Otodus recticonus Otodus subplicatus Otodus tricuspis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Miocene of France (1 collection), Japan (1), Slovakia (1)

• Oligocene of Egypt (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (2), Germany (1), Nigeria (4), United States (1: North Carolina), Western Sahara (3)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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