Odontaspis attenuata Davis 1888 (sand tiger shark)

Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae

Alternative combination: Lamna attenuata

Full reference: J. W. Davis. 1888. On fossil-fish remains from the Tertiary and Cretaceo-Tertiary formations of New Zealand. Scientific Transactions of the Royal Dublin Society 4:1-48

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

See also Chapman 1918, Chapman and Pritchard 1904 and Davis 1888

Sister taxa: Lamna (Odontaspis) dubia, Lamna (Odontaspis) duplex, Lamna (Odontaspis) gracilis, Lamna (Odontaspis) rhaphiodon, Lamna (Odontaspis) subulata, Odontaspis actutissima, Odontaspis acutissima, Odontaspis bicarinatus, Odontaspis bronni, Odontaspis contortidens, Odontaspis ensiculata, Odontaspis exigua, Odontaspis exilis, Odontaspis ferox, Odontaspis hopei, Odontaspis incurva, Odontaspis macrota, Odontaspis malletiana, Odontaspis robusta, Odontaspis sanguinei, Odontaspis verticalis, Odontaspis vorax, Odontaspis winkleri

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (1 collection), New Zealand (2)

• Oligocene of Australia (3)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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