Sphyrna Rafinesque 1810 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae

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

See also Adnet et al. 2007, Case 1981, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Compagno 2005, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Jordan 1963, Leriche 1942, Purdy et al. 2001, Sepkoski 2002, White 1926 and Woodward 1889

Sister taxa: Cestrorhinus, Eusphyra, Platysqualus, Reniceps, Sphyra, Sphyrichthys, Sphyrnias, Zygaena

Subtaxa: Sphyrna americana Sphyrna denticulata Sphyrna elongata Sphyrna gibbesii Sphyrna gilmorei Sphyrna itoriensis Sphyrna laevissima Sphyrna lata Sphyrna lewini Sphyrna magna Sphyrna media Sphyrna prisca Sphyrna tortilis Sphyrna zygaena

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), United States (1: Georgia)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Italy (1), Libya (1), South Africa (1), United States (2: California, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Portugal (2)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1), Mexico (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (5), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (2), the Czech Republic (1), Egypt (1), France (7), India (5), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), Malta (1), Mexico (1), Panama (12), Peru (2), Poland (1), Portugal (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (1), United States (12: California, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (6)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of France (1), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Pakistan (1), United States (3: California, Florida, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), Nigeria (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Togo (1), United States (2: Alabama, Georgia), Western Sahara (2)

• Paleocene of United States (2: Maryland)

Total: 100 collections including 136 occurrences

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