Rhizoprionodon Whitley 1929 (sharpnose shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

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

See also Adnet et al. 2007, Case 1981, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Kent 2018, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Tabuce et al. 2005 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Abdounia, Alopiopsis, Aprionodon, Carcharhinus, Eogaleus, Galeocerdo, Glyphis, Hypoprion, Isogomphodon, Lamiopsis, Loxodon, Misrichthys, Nasolamia, Negaprion, Physogaleus, Prionace, Scoliodon, Scoliodontinae, Triaenodon

Subtaxa: Rhizoprionodon taxandriae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (5: California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), United States (2: Florida, South Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Costa Rica (1), France (7), India (1), Malta (2), Mexico (1), Panama (5), Portugal (1), United States (9: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), Oman (1), Pakistan (3), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (20), Jordan (2), Morocco (1), Pakistan (1), Togo (1), United States (3: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana), Uzbekistan (1), Western Sahara (2)

Total: 79 collections including 82 occurrences

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