Isurus minutus Agassiz 1843 (mako shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae

Alternative combination: Oxyrhina minuta

Synonyms: Oxyrhina fastigata Davis 1888, Oxyrhina fastigiata Davis 1888

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

Belongs to Isurus according to F. Chapman and F. A. Cudmore 1924

See also Agassiz 1843, Chapman 1918, Chapman and Pritchard 1904, Davis 1888 and Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Isurus desori, Isurus escheri, Isurus leptodon, Isurus moniwaensis, Isurus oxyrinchus, Isurus paucus, Isurus praecursor, Isurus retroflexus, Isurus sanctaeclarae, Isurus sillimanii, Isurus spallanzani

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (4 collections), Italy (1), New Zealand (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Oligocene of Australia (3)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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