Carcharocles Jordan 1923

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Otodontidae

Alternative spelling: Otodus (Carcharocles)

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

See also Boessenecker 2016, Cicimurri and Knight 2009, Gottfried et al. 1996, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Jordan 1963, Long 1992, Pimiento et al. 2010, Sepkoski 2002 and Szabo et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Carcharocles chubutensis Carcharocles megalodon Otodus (Carcharocles) angustidens

View classification

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Japan (1 collection), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), Antigua and Barbuda (1), Australia (5), Ecuador (2), Italy (8), Libya (1), Mexico (3), New Zealand (2), Portugal (1), South Africa (1), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (4), United States (11: California, Florida, North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• MN 13 of Portugal (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1), United States (3: Florida)

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

• Neogene of Barbados (1), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (2), Madagascar (1), Nigeria (1), South Pacific (1), United States (2: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Australia (7), Austria (9), Belgium (1), Brazil (3), Brunei Darussalam (2), Chile (1), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), Cyprus (1), the Czech Republic (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (1), France (8), Germany (3), Greece (1), Grenada (1), India (3), Italy (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (22), Madagascar (1), Malta (5), Mexico (6), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (5), Panama (27), Peru (14), Poland (2), Portugal (4), Puerto Rico (1), Slovakia (3), South Africa (2), Spain (5), Turkey (1), United States (50: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene of Australia (7), Ecuador (1), France (1), Japan (2), New Zealand (2), United States (4: California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Eocene of Egypt (12), Germany (1), Japan (1), Jordan (1), Senegal (1), Togo (1), United States (5: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 317 collections including 327 occurrences

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.